Friday Fictioneers – A Necessary Evil

ff131111They started off as pimples. City engineers probed and prodded each one as it appeared. Hammers cracked and shattered on their knobbly crowns; diamond tipped drills blunted in increasingly desperate attempts to stop the swarming advance.

Soon the city streets were infested. Then on one unforgettable summer’s night they started to grow: each tiny island of rock straining to seek union with its neighbour.

As the city woke the metamorphosis was all but complete. Bemused traffic was now forced to slow down; the mad, crazy driving of yesterday a thing of the past.

The speed bump was here. Life would never be the same again.


These words form my entry into this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge.

19 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – A Necessary Evil

  1. mike olley

    Didn’t know where you were going with this one and was immediately drawn in. Nicely resolved. Great story.
    (PS. Did you know speed bumps are also called ‘Sleeping Policemen’?)

  2. atrm61

    They decided to revolt against break neck speed-possibly fed up of the metallic smell of blood spilled,I guess?;-)Loved the imagination in here with a dash of real life:-)


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