PHOTO PROMPT © Jeff Arnold

The rainbow shining in all its glory across the harbour was a sign: they were doing the right thing. Reaching across the iron-wrought table, she pressed his hand and nodded her agreement.

The email pinged its arrival on the laptop of the one who had started the Movement. It was one of many and reflected the full compliance of those whom his group had approached.

The following week was the beginning of the end. The catalyst was the capture and beheading of the wealthy and powerful men in major cities around the world. The intelligentsia had begun their revolution.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

(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.)

23 thoughts on “Revolution

  1. I hope we never see a revolution by the intelligentsia. Yes, we’re learning to listen to experts again. And that’s very good. But that’s not to say we don’t need to temper expert opinion with a little downhome wisdom. I’d regard myself as being in the intelligentsia and I wouldn’t want, as Groucho said, to belong to any club that would accept me as a member

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    1. The best society would be one in which everyone plays a role – and one in which everyone’s role is respected. A fear is that the intelligentsia would recreate the current society.


  2. Major changes are needed. The problem is when you start eliminating the wealthy and powerful, someone else becomes wealthy and powerful in their place. Let’s hope the intelligentsia live up to their name and don’t lead their people to an Animal Farm scenario.


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