“Fire Down Below” – Friday Fictioneers

Once again, it’s time for Friday Fictioneers, the weekly photo-prompt, 100(ish) word, micro-fiction challenge courtesy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. I love these little nuggets of creative fun, and it is especially challenging to try and keep it to only 100 words!  This week I managed to hit it exactly!

I hope you enjoy, and please feel free to leave comments and/or suggestions.  I love to hear your thoughts!  So without further ado, I present to you, “Fire Down Below.”


Copyright – Sarah Ann Hall

Copyright – Sarah Ann Hall

“T’ey say thems were for a factory that was t’ere, once, deep un’ergroun. During The War. After having t’ move it all down below, what with t’em ‘smart bombs’ from space sat’lites and the like.” He leaned in conspiratorially. “Some folks says t’ey still be down t‘ere, workin’ away, still alive after all t’ese years. “

I just laughed. The War was a good 100 years ago. ‘Course Ziggy was the better part of crazy most days.

Suddenly I stopped, looking at the weed-choked pipes jutting up from the ground ahead of us. I could tell Ziggy smelled it, too.

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12 thoughts on ““Fire Down Below” – Friday Fictioneers

  1. I like the accent. Good story.

  2. Jan Brown says:

    Intriguing! A very creative interpretation of the prompt!

  3. Catherine Louise Gurganus says:

    Great story!

  4. Crazy like a fox! Reminds me of the French Foreign Legion, who actually have underground facilities, although I doubt they’re responsible for this. But you never know. 🙂


  5. misskzebra says:

    I like the accent, and I really want to read more!

    Great piece. 😀

  6. Lyn says:

    Like Misszebra says…I really want to read more!

  7. Scary. Never trust anyone.
    During www2 the Brits had special squads trained to live and operate from underground should the Germans have invaded. They were very secret and have only recently been acknowledged and honoured.

  8. I get a little bit of feeling like from those soldiers left alone for many years defending an important piece of land. Great use of the prompt

  9. Dear Steve,
    Hmmm, Ziggy is that old? Love the characterization in the accent.

  10. I like that idea, of people living far below ground for years on time. Great job.

  11. Sarah Ann says:

    Would love to know what happens next.

  12. Sandra says:

    Gosh, this makes me imagine all sorts of things…love it!

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