A fictional story relating to the tragic Manchester bombing.
Written for Friday Fictioneers Challenge hosted by Rochelle.
MANCHESTER MONSTER (99 words)
PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
By Neel Anil Panicker
With much trepidation she steps into Chelsea’s room.
‘Mama, I’m a grown up girl. No entering my room, ok?’
The words a command, spoken with the authority of one stepping into her teens.
The guitar gapes at her, its case open.
Hours before it was strumming Dangerous Weapon.
A half eaten sandwich, its hardened crust pointing heavenly, a left over from last night’s indulgence, mocks her from the floor below.
‘Chels, you need to be more organised. How dirty is your room’.
She realises she’s speaking to an empty room.
“I’m off to Manchester, for the concert of my life.”
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