Sunday Writing Prompt ~ Aghast

The old man had had enough. The lockdowns, his family business burned to the ground during a ‘peaceful protest’, and his country “going to SHIT!”.
He stood on the ledge of the 25 story building watching a crowd milling around on the street below.
Rescue crews lined the roof within minutes. Several first responders ‘rushed in’ grabbing the desperately depressed man before he was able to follow through.
The crowd started to disperse. The show was over.
Then, someone hollered pointing toward that roof, ” None of those people are wearing masks!”.
Three hundred aghast faces tipped skyward.
Even more quickly than they’d gathered to watch someone else’s tragedy unfold, people sheepishly, yet with urgency, moved away from the area.


Sunday Writing Prompt – 21st February – Aghast. | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com)

5 thoughts on “Sunday Writing Prompt ~ Aghast

  1. Michael 02/21/2021 / 5:33 pm

    I like it. Aghast they certainly were.

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