FFfAW: Go to Glory


“Come away from that window,” Ma barked as she shuffled into the darkening room.

Turning to look at Ma, but not moving from the window, I said,”Isn’t it glorious Ma?”

Ma set the plastic tub of rocks on the table and briefly looked out at the horizon. She picked a big stone in her hand and held it as if to hurl it through the window.

She exhaled, “There is one glory of the sun, but none for us,” she inhaled sharply and her voice raised a pitch,”Now get away from that window before you are seen and shot at.”

word count: 100

Written for the 90th Challenge  of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Week of 11-22 through 11-28-2016. This week’s photo prompt is provided by Footy and Foodie. Thank you Footy and Foodie!

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1 Corinthians 15:41

 “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.”

King James Version (KJV)


16 thoughts on “FFfAW: Go to Glory

    • I saw it as some dystopian future where a civil war is raging and its gun zealots against those without guns – ‘libtards’ as the altright likes to call us. Of course, some with guns will eventually revolt and come to our defense.

  1. Very interesting story! I am intrigued how it ties with 1Corinthians 15:41. I can’t help but wonder what the rocks are for? Seems they must be under attack. Possibly because they are Christians? Great story!

    • They are under attack – a kind of civil war with left vs right. Those without guns have to find ways to defend themselves. I just had the word glorious in mind when I saw the sunset – then glory – then I found this quote. To me she is turning the phrase to say there is no glory left on earth among the people, but the sky and extraterrestrial don’t care about us and continue in their glory.

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