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. https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/
A community divided, they said. Not so, said I: two communities, each with a legacy of loathing and mistrust of the other, built on generations and culture, dirty tricks, mindless violence; the creek is just a symbol.
A bridge is what we need, they said. Not so, said I: it will take more, much more, than a bridge to heal these wounds. A bridge is just a waste of money.
There has been a marked increase in violence and bombings since the bridge was opened, they said. You’re right said I; you’d better close the bridge. (96)