100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – Under the Bridge

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Under the Bridge

It was just a stretch of highway that crossed over a creek. 

Nothing special to look at, not worth travelling to seek.

We lived under the bridge, it gave us shelter from the rain

We had nothing much to live for, just more misery and pain.

How many more people have fallen through the cracks?

Shelter under bridges, on the wrong side of the tracks?

Each day an ordeal through which we must be brave.

Do not seek us under bridges, all you’ll find now, is our grave.

[90 word]

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 16/November/2018

I started out writing a story, but It kept falling into a pattern and it became a poem. I am sorry if this does not comply with the rules, but creativity sometimes has a life of its own. 

This was written for Friday Fictioneers Challenge, see the link:

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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.

36 thoughts on “100 Word Story – Friday Fictioneers – Under the Bridge”

  1. What rules do you speak of? Only ones to try to obey are keeping the word count to 100 or less and giving credit to the owner of the photo – so you’re good!
    As for this. Wow. This was truly well done.

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  2. This is wonderful, Kristian. I like how you weaved a profound message through such whimsical lines. And that’s the beauty of creativity—sometimes, it takes you somewhere completely unexpected!

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  3. Dear Kristian,

    You’ve said a lot in few words. BTW I’m familiar with the song you mentioned to Jilly. And it does resonate like the song. Beautifully written.



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