It had been a glorious, humm dinger of a day in NewCago.
We celebrated a holiday (the key players long forgotten) of a well-known street battle that had raged years ago.
The gangs remembered and agreed to keep the streets safe for one day.
The parade-route litter of popcorn bags and soda cups was a welcome relief.
On my walk home I saw it swinging in the lazy breeze of the tenement’s rusty fire escape.
Lily’s white glad rags were dripping with blood-red.
It was a signal; it had to be. But who was the message from?
” Lily what does this mean, Baby?”
Another week of Friday Fictioneers is in full swingggg. Our hostess is the inspirational Rochelle and our photo prompt credit goes to Janet Webb.
This is another 100 word offering being added to a growing series of stories set in the dark metropolitan city of NewCago. There are many loose strings, unanswered questions about this metropolitan society that is sinking into the mire. Sam seems to be the only one to keep the bad doings at bay but how much longer???
Week 10 in Newcago Serial No Dial Tone
Week 9 in Newcago serial Gathering Bodies
Week 8 in Newcago serial No place to hide
Week 7 in Newcago serial They were Pink
Week 6 In Newcago Serial You poison filled wasps
Week 5 in Newcago Serial The Doom Cycle
Week 4 in Newcago Serial Helpless
Week 3 in Newcago Serial When the Lights Go On
week 2 in Newcago Serial Can’t Kill The Thirst
Week 1 in Newcago Serial Secret Weapon
27 thoughts on “The Message Behind the Dress #flashfiction #newcago”
Trouble, that’s what it means. Nice scene-setting for the turn of events.
Sandra are you cynical? Rocehlle is hoping the tide will turn – we’ll show her 🙂
I couldn’t believe your opening line! A glorious day in NewCago? Really? I knew there had to be a catch somewhere, but what does it mean? Hopefully it’s something will incited some good-guy-on-bad-guys payback. 🙂
Hope you’re having a glorious day, too.
Ha aren’t words wonderful??
Well it was glorious for one day.
That photo is a perfect NewCago picture!!!
Does this mean the tide will soon turn? I hope so.
Tides always turn/ not necessarily for the good tho
Thanks for another gr8 week
Will we get to know what it means? Powerful cliffhanger!
well maybe in another time. The prompts tend to create more questions rather than solutions
Very nice scene-setting and atmosphere.
That photo is just a perfect prompt isn’t it?
Yes…for a longer piece…PS here is a challenge I co-run, please join in…! http://yepirategunn.weebly.com/2/post/2013/05/ligo-haibun-challenge-3105-0606.html
thanks will ck it out
peace doesn’t last long
I have always been you faoirvte volleyball fan. And now your faoirvte photo fan. Put the two together and WOW! You know how to put them together. Of course, you had some awesomely beautiful girls and ladies .to work with.
Th’tas the best answer of all time! JMHO
Oh, dear! Pretty scary to see your own bloody dress hanging off the fire escape! We all want to see what happens next….
I’m so pleased you enejyod the post. And if you do read some of my recommendations be sure and give those folks well deserved recognition. It’s high time Pulp Fiction came back into the mainstream! Cheers to you.
I dunno, I still don’t think I’m looking to buy real estate in NewCago…
I could read a book about this without finding such real-world aperhacops!
I guess anything could be a fatal excercise of free speech inNewcago. Finding unique ways could prolong your life.
I couldn’t agree more lmtniiig circulation of ebooks is a bad idea. What library will bother buying them? However, if it’s just HarperCollins how much of an effect will it have? I suppose I can’t blame the publishers, because if I were in their place I would be in panic mode too. But panicking in the face of the internet is probably about as sensible as panicking in the face of a wave when you’re surfing.
I liked this. I am very interested in these characters.
A great way to shatter the peace… well described settings in your flash.
Oh no, the streest of NewCargo don’tt get any safer.
Enjoyed this, well done
what does it mean? great cliffhanger.
oh I do hope the tide changes in New Cago 🙂