May 30, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story behind a memorial. Is it a structure, plaque, or something else? What does it seek to remind those who view it? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
Who Is To Blame? – by Hugh W. Roberts
‘What are the crowd looking at?’ Ingrid asked herself as she came out of her final writing class.
It was too crowded to find out, so she returned later.
As Ingrid’s eyes peered hard at the poorly-made brass plaque in the moonlight, her life changed instantly.
In memory of the brave authors who fought and gave their lives to stop the outlawing of hardcover and paperback books.
It wasn’t the lack of trees but the use of fossil fuels to charge up electrical devices that almost destroyed our planet.
But is it writing or reading that is the crime?
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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