Friday Fictioneers — On Strike   22 comments

This post was written for the Friday Fictioneers based on the prompt below.

Copyright -Claire Fuller

Copyright -Claire Fuller

“Your father is in there Tony. They are on strike against the company. The local diner across the street is providing their meals free of charge. And they have elected their own mayor and police to maintain order. Any person who breaks the rules will be given a trial and punishments ranging  from washing dishes to being expelled from the plant. Just like a little city. Look, see the man with the busy eyebrows? He’s the company’s leader. He’s meeting with your father now.”

up against the man

down for right now but not out

brighter tomorrow

Word count 99

Posted January 30, 2014 by Danny James in Flash Fiction, Friday Fictioneers, Haibun, Haiku

22 responses to “Friday Fictioneers — On Strike

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  1. Hopefully all get well — a tale with a tone of Steinbeck


  2. Good story made even better by your comments. Very interesting.


  3. Dear Danny,

    Well done bit of historical fiction. I love your background and am now imagining your grandmother tossing food through the windows. Good one.




  4. Great telling of the story. We had the Dagenham Ford strike here in the sixties – it won a lot of support from the public.


  5. Great story mixing facts and fiction.


  6. Awesome story telling. Reading about your inspiration for it made it even more special.


  7. Nice use of real life, Danny. This type of story was on more minds than just yours, but I like that yours is true. One small thing…” companies leader” should be “company’s leader.” 🙂



  8. I enjoyed the story. Well done. It looks like a happy ending is on the horizon.


  9. That is one organised strike. I’m thinking it’s a big faceless company which is treating their workers very badly so the workers have started their own little mini-government.
    And since the company’s leader is there, it seems to be working!


  10. Nice note of optimism there… nicely done.


  11. Hope the last line happens!


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