The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge

Posted on | November 13, 2015 | 3 Comments

by Smitty

The motor had once been electric, mounted on the beam atop two poles. It still drove the fan blade that kept Her Majesty and the People Who Mattered comfortable in the sultry summer.
The drive belt that went through the center of the wooden poles was the same old rubber friction affair, only instead of alternating current, it was motivated by a set of stationary bicycles manned discreetly by lean, gnarly men who pedaled aimlessly, as though stuck in a Sisyphean Tour de Hades.
This story lacks dialogue, for all regrets over losing the 2016 election had long since been uttered.

via Darleen

Update: “You were always on my mind, Animal.”


3 Responses to “Friday Fiction: 100 Word Challenge”

  1. darleenclick
    November 13th, 2015 @ 9:30 am

    “a Sisyphean Tour de Hades”

    Ok… love that!

  2. Southern Air Pirate
    November 14th, 2015 @ 2:59 am

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    broke the silence beyond the hum of the wheel spinning around.
    “Pray tell Learner, what is this and why are you excited?”

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