SPF: Abandoned

165 07 July 24th 2016

As the killings by occupation forces increased, Byron fled to the mountains where he hid in caves. In his early twenties, having seen his family butchered by the soldiers, he’d fought back, soon turning into a symbol of freedom.

When Byron was killed, the occupied valley erupted into rage. Thousands attended his funeral, as overly nationalistic voices from their occupying country cried vile words of malevolence.

Kill them all!

Blind their children!

With feigned innocence, their oppressors had declared that they’d used non-lethal force in the form of pellet guns. In front of the silent world, the pellets fired deliberately into the eyes of protesting civilians blinded them for life.

When all media was banned from their valley, the oppressed people took to the internet, posting chilling images, hoping to shake the conscience of this callous world. Instead, they saw their posts being deleted from the most famous social media website. Their occupiers had made huge investments in this field and the owners had quietly sided with their requests to make sure no news of their terrible fate got out.

It was now that the people realized how terribly isolated they were, no one cared, they were on their own.

For Sunday Photo Fiction

Bob Marley

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8 Responses to SPF: Abandoned

  1. ceayr says:

    Cynical but realistic view of what is already happening the world over.
    Just surprised they banned the media, it is normally the corrupt vanguard of the controlling elite.

  2. mandibelle16 says:

    A horrifying situation in such a globalized world. That this, and many other atrocities are allowed to keep happening. Blind people, killing those who cause uprising. Democracy not allowed, or only a sham in so many places. Money truly is the root of all evil in this story; if you can pay corporations, celebrities, to ignore the truth such terrible things.

    • swritings says:

      That’s very true what you say about money. It blinds even the most honest CEO or businessperson, who focus only on their monetary gains, even if it means making deals with oppressive governments/leaders.
      Thanks for your comment! 🙂

  3. A horror that is unfortunately too true in this callous world in which we live. A sobering story.

  4. It’s sometimes possible to control the internet by force and bribery. It’s not good to be too isolated even in a civilized country. Also, sometimes civilization is a thin coating. Good writing. —- Suzanne

    • swritings says:

      Yes, unfortunately it is all too possible for an economically strong country to control sites on the Internet in such a way and twist terms from freedom fighters to rebels or militants. True, no one likes to be isolated. Yes, it’s very easy but hypocritical to call yourself a civilized country, when your actions (e.g using pellet guns) depict the opposite. Thank you for reading.☺

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