Monday, April 21, 2014

Fighting For


My first attempt at Gargleblaster Challenge. One Prompt. Forty-two words.


This week we’re paying tribute to Gabriel García Márquez, who was (in our humble opinion) one of the greatest writers of the last century. This week’s ultimate question comes to us from One Hundred Years of Solitude:
“Tell me something, old friend: why are you fighting?”
For the babies.
For the ones without voices.
For the ones who will never go home again.
For the bruised, the broken, the starved.
For the ones whose screams have been extinguished too soon.
I must ask-
Why are you not fighting?


21 comments:

Atreyee said...

A thought provoking first time entry Robbie-loved it:-)

Marcy said...

Nice--powerful ending.

JannaTWrites said...

I love how you turned it around in the last line so the person can answer for their complacency. Nicely done!

Genna Claire said...

I love this one! Why are you not fighting is most certainly the better question in this case. Well done and welcome to the Gargleblaster!

psychochef said...

Nice job, Robbie. I especially like your closing line - very impactful. Karen

Tamara Camera said...

This is very powerful. I've never heard of the Gargleblaster but you seem to have done an incredible job.

Robbie K said...

Aww thanks Tamara! It's a new thing over at http://yeahwrite.me/. You should check it out. Fantastic community of writers.

Robbie K said...

Thanks for Gargleblaster welcome!

Robbie K said...

Thanks Marcy.

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

Amen. Beautiful.

otherthanlovie said...

awesome response.

@dkotucker said...

LOVE this Robbie!!!

Christine Hanolsy said...

Ohhh, the last line makes this piece. Really well done! Welcome to the gargleblaster - hope to see lots more of you!

thematticuskingdom said...

Great job!

Jennifer Hall said...

Love it, Robbie!

Jen Brunett said...

Powerful Piece!

kaymetviner said...

The last line makes this great, forcing the reader to consider what not fighting means.

Jack Steiner said...

That really worked well.

Jack Steiner said...

That really worked well.

Robbie K said...

Thanks for all the kind words and warm welcome to Gargleblaster.

Kristi Campbell said...

I've never heard of Gargleblaster but your post is incredibly powerful. Love it!