Here is this week’s offering for Friday Fictioneers.
The challenge as always is to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt which this week comes from ©Sean Fallon.
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Huddled in her living room corner, Eithne braced herself for the next explosion.
‘Be brave,’ she told herself. ‘Don’t let the children see your fear.’
But at the tell-tale whistle of a falling shell she screamed.
Through her confusion Eithne heard her grandson giggle nervously.
That night her daughter-in-law Sally came into her bedroom and sighed.
‘For God’s sake, Eithne,’ said Sally. ‘There’s no point in taking the batteries from the XBox remotes. They’ll only get more from somewhere else. And anyway, you’re over-reacting. It’s just a kids’ video game.’
‘That,’ whispered Eithne, ‘is what frightens me most of all.’