An Anti-Revolution

PHOTO PROMPT © Na’ama Yehuda

All over the city, lines of people snaked around corners humming with resignation and discontent. Two weeks had passed since the last time these adult men and women waited to receive living assistance from their government. The Industrial Revolution had finally peaked and the machines were doing all of the human work; people had lost a dignified way to earn a comfortable living. Each year the lines got longer; and each year the restlessness grew. The assistance given was paltry causing families to co-exist in small, cramped spaces. The time was near for an anti-industrial revolution. The masses were ready.

© 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.)

44 thoughts on “An Anti-Revolution

    1. And yet it seems so possible, doesn’t it? Self check-ins have popped up at libraries and supermarkets – and I am sure a plethora of other jobs have been automated.


  1. A realistic picture. As more and more humans are replaced by machines in the name of profit, it is certain a day will arrive of long queues for daily necessities and government doles.


    1. I think the breakdown of a system needs to affect plenty of people for many to revolt against it – as has been shown in history. Personally? I think it would depend on how much I would be prepared to accept – or not accept.

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  2. Would an anti-industrial revolution mean taking everyone back 200-300-years, living without all the conveniences we enjoy today? Like flush toilets, for instance? No smartphones, no computers, no screens of any kind; no movies, TV, or radio; wood stoves that someone had to chop wood for, and know how to keep the fire just right; no ironing-free fabrics, no sewing machines, no cars? I don’t know that anyone would like that very much 🙂


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