THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Day Twenty-Two:

Today we climbed to the peak above our valley and staked our flag. We had an official ceremony with just original the founders of the New State of America.

Later we joined the others building the wall around our border. We don’t want to build barriers, but we have to do something to defend ourselves from the remaining United States of America. The President has vowed to shut down our secessionist movement. The military will arrive soon. It seems our dream may have to be born from the sort of war we strive to avoid.

We believe the cause is just and the fight is worthy.

Meanwhile we began creating our own Declaration of Independence. It’s not much different from the original one. It begins:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

If only the old country had stuck to that basic principle, we wouldn’t be here now.


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Copyright Yinglan

Written as part of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. The challenge is to write a flash fiction story or poem in around 150 – 175 words, based on the weekly photo prompt. Thanks as always to the challenge host Priceless Joy. For more information visit HERE.

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21 responses to “THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE”

  1. Oh my! I certainly hope this is not a preview of things to come!

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    1. It seems unlikely, but who knows, there certainly seem to be some very deep divisions across a big country at the moment.

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      1. There’s a thing going around now to split up California into 4 new states. Ridiculous.

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        1. I read a little about that. I don’t see it happening anytime soon, but the suggestion is there, so who knows!

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  2. We seem to be on similar pathway Iain. Great take.

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  3. The irony of it all. Great write.

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  4. I wrote a very similar story, but not quite identical.

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    1. It does seem to be a theme from the prompt, mixed with current news stories.

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  5. Awesome story, Iain! I loved how it ended with the beginning of the Declaration of Independence! Wow!

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    1. It’s always good to remember the words enshrined in that document 🙂

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  6. Not much else needs to be said! Powerful story. Great job!

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  7. Hope that doesn’t turn out to be prescient Iain. Somehow, I too took a similar route in spirit.

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    1. Thank you, I hope so too.

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  8. In the words of Private Frazer, we’re doomed!

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    1. Who would have thought Private Frazer was ahead of his time.

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  9. A sad vision of one possible future. Maybe if we all went back to school and learnt what equal really means….

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    1. That’s a good idea!

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