Another Attempt

PHOTO PROMPT© Sandra Crook

The nylon thread stretched over the area, creating a tense barrier between the women working the machines and the affluent owners. Sandra reflected bitterly that their fight had been for nothing; that lack of food and heating had forced them back to the floor. How she wished she had the power to take away the Hadley’s privilege and wealth. They would not survive a week in the crumbling tenements the tireless workers were housed in on the estate! Glancing over at Edna, she nodded her agreement to the latest plan. It was foolhardy, but she had nothing left to lose.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(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.)

30 thoughts on “Another Attempt

  1. You’ve captured Sandra’s frustration well. It sounds as though she’s ready for desperate measures. BTW, technical detail. Nylon is a synthetic material. Nylon thread was first used in garments (stockings) in 1940.


      1. No it doesn’t. I just thought of the expression, “fodder for the mill”, when I think of worker’s rights, that’ pretty much how capitalism regards workers. If one is injured, there are plenty more waiting to take the person’s place 😦

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