Silenced – A short story in 85 words

Laura M Bailey at All the shoes I wear is hosting a word prompt challenge on Mondays, see link below.

I thought I would have a go at this one. I have also included Sheryl’s word of the day – Desultory.

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The Silence hung ominously in the night air. It was strange just how loud silence could be. 

As I stared off in the distance, I saw the sudden flaring light.

The mushroom cloud of doom that proclaimed to what was left of the world that the madman hadn’t been bluffing after all. He had meant the threats he had delivered in such a desultory fashion.

This was the silence that carried meaning.

The silence of a million voices that would no longer be heard.

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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

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