A Beach Find

Photo prompt © C. Hase

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.

friday-fictioneers-badge© 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.)

22 thoughts on “A Beach Find

  1. Very strong writing and description of chains today and way back during slavery. I miss your photo as heading!You have such a lovely and friendly smile


    1. I am busy changing the appearance pf my blog. Thank you for your comment – I will work on getting my photo in the header again (it disappeared when I changed the WordPress theme).


  2. Made the imagination run wild Colline, children would run riot with their imaginations, for me I would have to know where the chain lies on the beach, trade routes, ship wrecks, slave ships, some great scenarios in those old rusted links.


  3. Children can find adventure everywhere. I know from experience how chilling later realization can be of what a place or thing really is. Great story.


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