Welcome to the transport museum. Please take note of the location of fire escapes and toilets. No food and drink is allowed in the exhibition halls.
We are highlighting two exhibits this week:
The first is the Sherman tank which was used extensively during the 1939-1945 world war and contributed considerably to the overthrow of the enemy.
Secondly, we have a bus that was badly shot up while carrying much needed relief supplies of food and blankets to refugees from Ferguson during the early twenty-first century troubles in what used to be called Missouri.
We hope you enjoy your visit.
This for Friday Fictioneers 100 word challenge.
Scary times and a creepy kick at the end of this clever tale, foreshadowing what we all should be working to fix! Nice job, Patrick.
Hopefully it will get fixed. Sooner rather than later, I hope.
Yes, I enjoyed the visit. A museum is a good idea for the truck.
Thanks. I love museums.
Was it as effortless to write as it was to read?
Now that’s a comment designed to make me write more. Thank you.
Dear Patrick, Great story and very thought provoking. I have a son in the police and there are always two sides to each story, but my heart goes out to the mother of the dead boy. I too, hope this remains fiction. Nan
I absolutely agree re the two sides. There are probably five witnesses all giving different evidence. Always very tricky.
Thanks for reading.
A thought provoking timely piece.
Great scholarly voice in this. Very cleverly done, but am hoping your story doesn’t come to pass.
I’m sure it won’t happen. Hopefully good comes from it all.
Well done, Patrick. It seems everything today is a reason to riot and loot. It’s not just murder, or racism. What if your team wins/loses the Super Bowl? Or maybe your favorite didn’t win on America’s Got Talent. I’m sure any of those justify busting store windows and stealing TVs.
Don’t ask where my TV set comes from. Thanks for the comment.
It’s such a sad situation there in Ferguson, and it seems to happen over and over. I hope you’re story remains fiction.
I suspect things like this have been happening since the first Neanderthal met with the first homo sapiens. Man never seems to learn how to accommodate the Other.
I wonder how many times in history people believed the future tales would paint a different picture about their present. Sometimes I think oblivion is bliss. Powerful, bone-crushing story.
I like the way you bring three time periods into that sentence. Cleverly done.
Totally unintentional. 😀 Thank you!
Oh.. I hope there’s still a chance that this will never happen.. very apt story.
Let’s hope things calm down soon and no real long lasting damage is done.
This is a fine tale. It reminds me of the paperclip holocaust museum that is located in an old boxcar from WWII. Here’s a link: http://oneclipatatime.org/paper-clips-project/
Your speculative story is realistic and relevant. Good work.
I live in what used to be known as Missouri. 😉
Timely story and well done, I might add.
I’m sure the new name will be acceptable. But it won’t be for a while yet, one hopes.
Punchy, topical take on the prompt, Patrick. I hope this situation is soon defused.
Difficult, isn’t it. All countries have these issues from time to time.
Patrick, What a terrible heritage to pass down. Let’s hope it doesn’t get that bad. Well written. —Susan
I’m sure it won’t be that bad. Thanks for stopping by.
Great political statement
Quite the timely story of the future. Intriguing perspective.
Hope we don’t have history in the making.
I hope this isn’t a premonition! It only takes one spark in the right place . . .
Tricky times for all. Thanks for reading.
Let’s hope so. Scary times.
Ouch! Hope this remains fiction! Excellent story.