Sanitary Squad

This post is written for Friday Fictioneers. The challenge is to write a complete story with a beginning, middle and end in 100 words or less using the picture prompt below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Bird-droppings were drying on the empty bench he occupied. He thought that strange since all the birds had died months ago. The authorities had completely sealed off the city. Citizens were not allowed to leave, and no one was allowed to enter.

He had enrolled in the Sanitary Squad as a volunteer and not because he was a savant in the field of epidemics. His duties revolved around seeing that houses were kept in a proper hygienic state. He also compiled the daily death count. He tried not to think about his wife who was trapped outside.


  1. Hard to click “Like” on this one (given its subject matter) but there aren’t enough I’s in L -I-I-I-KE to express my admiration for the teller’s talent. My hat is off. AND: perfect photo.

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