Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week. Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough.
Such an exquisite setting! People bustle about their daily business but I am serene, unhurried; nowhere to go and all day to get there. Sipping Bas-Rhin Alsace ale to wash down terrine de fromages au pain d’épice; warm breezes waft over me; nothing seems important. These beautiful buildings speak of history and permanence. So many vicious wars violated this place and yet peace has prevailed. Why would anyone want to usurp paradise? The graveyards are full of greedy fools who thought violence was the way. Lose your covetousness. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. The only enemy is ignorance. (100)