Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
Know A Fence
When the electric fences went up around the cities, few cared. City people didn’t notice. Country people were happy to be rid of city folk.
The city people noticed the fences when they couldn’t go for country vacations. Country people became concerned when their children in college couldn’t come home.
The city people grumbled when they couldn’t get salads. The country people when they couldn’t get Amazon packages.
As supplies grew short, the government saved the day. Supply drops became the only way to maintain communities. Taxes were adjusted accordingly.
Everybody hated the fences, but it was too late now.