They were excited about the find for the weathered chains hinted at so many possiblities.
“It’s from a shipwreck.”
“Never. These chains held people who were kidnapped and sold into slavery!”
“They are so cool. See how old they are? The ones you buy in the stores are flimsy in comparison.”
No matter the origin, the chains would bring hours of pleasure to children who thrived in imaginitive play. They did not realise, however, how close some of their play came to reality for the chains had held together people who despaired of the life they were being sold into.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)