Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom


I drove to work this morning.

I took the same highway I do every day.

Nothing had changed and everything had.

Nelson Mandela finally found freedom.

The rest of us are still trapped in the traffic.

Five Sentence Fiction is a weekly photo prompt flash fiction challenge.

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Kindred Spirit – Queen of the Road

Time to be an Adult – Highway

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9 thoughts on “Five Sentence Fiction – Freedom

  1. This is my favorite so far. It always astounds me how, after something happens with as much global impact as Mandela’s death, the minutiae of our lives can carry on so unchanged. You captured this phenomenon beautifully!

  2. Well the message I got is quite clear. The more things change the more they remain the same. Aside from the NEWS of today we’re in the same rut we’d been in yesterday and had been in as far back as we can remember. Well done !!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  3. May Mr. Mandela rest in peace. He’s earned it.
    Myself, at this juncture of my life I avoid highways. People drive too fast on them.

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