The city stood in ruins

With its annihilated buildings and destroyed roads it resembled hell.

Not a single bird, not a single street dog, not a single soul could be seen.

Deep within a ramshackle wept a grieving woman, bodies of her children lying in her arms.

Why ohh why… what was their fault… why did you let them born in this hapless city of Gaza?

This post is for Lillie McFerrin Writes Five Sentence Fiction for the prompt GRIEF. 

Tina Basu

13 Comments on Five Sentence Fiction – What was their Fault?

  1. bookworm
    September 17, 2014 at 12:31 am (5 years ago)

    We can all mourn for the many civilian victims of war and terrorism. I grew up with children whose parents were survivors of Nazi atrocities. So sad, the cycle goes on, without end.When will we ever learn? Ramblin with AM

  2. Usha Menon
    September 17, 2014 at 5:08 am (5 years ago)

    In a few words so much emotion is is depicted.

  3. bellybytes
    September 17, 2014 at 6:20 am (5 years ago)

    Well captured. Sadly all wars are futile . The only benefit destruction can bring is reconstruction

  4. Nabanita
    September 17, 2014 at 9:26 am (5 years ago)

    So sad to think of the plight of those children…sigh!

  5. Vinitha Dileep
    September 17, 2014 at 11:36 am (5 years ago)

    Sad!! Loses war brings is much more than the victory of war.. Wonderful narration Tina.

  6. Anmol Rawat
    September 18, 2014 at 11:37 am (5 years ago)

    So much emotions in mere five sentences 🙂
    That's what wars do to us. But sad the people still don't understand.

  7. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 5:48 am (5 years ago)

    very true… when will human learn -war doesn't help

  8. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 6:09 am (5 years ago)

    thanks Ushaji

  9. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 6:10 am (5 years ago)

    very true

  10. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 6:10 am (5 years ago)

    yeah its a sad state

  11. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 6:10 am (5 years ago)

    thank you vinitha

  12. Tina Basu
    September 20, 2014 at 6:11 am (5 years ago)

    yeah war brings only destruction – both ways actually

  13. Debbie
    September 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm (5 years ago)

    What a sad and terror-filled existence these poor people have! 🙁 Well-depicted in these five short sentences.


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