Countdown to History

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 © Jennifer Pendergast

A milky glass chandelier cast a dim diffused light on an elaborate set table covered by a white stained tablecloth. The dark décor matches the dismal depressing environment outside. Madame Altamont’s dinner guest will be arriving shortly. The Party Chairman, the Minister of Defense and even the bald-headed rotund Minister of Information will arrive in separate armored limos.

Madame Altamont greeted the Party Chairman and escorted him to his seat of honor.

Under this seat could be seen a clock with red blinking lights. History will be made in 1:20; 1:19,…..


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