RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION

Elevating elevators lifting the righteous rich towards Heaven. Glittering gold and shimmering sheen. Momentous money mountains. Malevolent me, here to enact vicious vengeance.

They can’t / won’t / must not get away with it. Litigious lawyers run rings round rigged rulings. Judges adjudicate in favour of backhand bribes.

The little man misses out. The little man suffers serious consequences. The little man loses living and life.

Flash the badge. A cop’s career careering to a catastrophic climax. The bilious billionaire will buy it big time. A bullet will shatter the glass house. Towers will tumble, truth will triumph.

Me, the martyr to cure the cancerous malignancy and reignite righteous revolution.


Copyright Liz Young

Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

After a break from the Friday Fictioneers Fun, it’s great to be participating again, and to see, and read, so many familiar faces. I hope everyone is well and I hope to be back on a more regular basis in the months ahead. The summer wasn’t all rest and relaxation though, as I finished my next novel and am delighted to have signed a contract to publish it with The Book Guild Ltd. You can read more about ‘The Barra Boy’ HERE, and look out for publication in Summer 2022.

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

69 responses to “RIGHTEOUS REVOLUTION”

  1. A ribald romp through rectifying resolve. Welcome back, Iain

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    1. Thanks Neil, lovely to be here.

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  2. This is what happens. Reality.
    The small fish pay the price.
    But, glass-houses do crumble. They cannot get away. Martyr’s sacrifice won’t go in vain.
    All need to pay for their karma.

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  3. Wow! What wonderful language.

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  4. Awesome alliteration and loads of other clever stuff I have no words for, brilliant stuff Iain and their time will hopefully come as we see it all come crashing down.

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    1. It’s certainly time for a change. Thank you!

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  5. Dear Iain,

    I’m so happy to see your face back in the squares! Methinks there’s a terrorist in the midst. Wonderfully written.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, lovely to be back and see so many familiar faces still going strong 🙂

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  6. Glad to see you back Iain. Loved your take.

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    1. Thank you Di, lovely to be here 🙂

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  7. Hari OM
    Crikey – did you write this one on the eleventh of this month??? Marvellous meander through mental mayhem! YAM xx (who is a huge fan of alliteration.)

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  8. Love the alliteration! Great story!

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  9. Wonderfully done, Iain. Fun times with the alliterations! Not so fun for the intended target…

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    1. Thank you! hope you have been well 🙂

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      1. I have, thank you. Doing the best I can like everyone else 🙂

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  10. Iain, it’s good to see you back here.

    Your post is poetic in its alliterative advances to each and every new line 🙂

    Looking forward to your new novel!

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    1. Thanks Linda! hope you have been well and stay tuned for more news on the novel in the months ahead!

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  11. Haha! Delightful wordsmithery….

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  12. Wow, an amazing feat of alliteration! And a whole thriller movie in 100 words. I, too, have been away for awhile, and it’s great to return to pieces like this — they ignite my mind.

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    1. Thanks Eugenia, hope you have been well 🙂

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  13. Iain, welcome back! I was happy to see your face in the line-up today. Congratulations on signing a contract with a publisher. That’s so wonderful!

    I can tell you had a lot of fun writing your tale, yet underlying the wordplay is a good political intrigue.

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    1. Thank you, nice to be back and catch up with the familiar faces!

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      1. You’re very welcome.

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  14. Iain,
    We missed you! Today’s prompt had us thinking along the same lines it seems. Loved your take and the poeticisms drove it all forward fluently. Congratulations on finishing your new novel and snagging a publisher! May it be a robust success.
    pax,
    dora

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    1. Its nice to be missed! Thanks Dora, good to be back and heres hoping for the novel!

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  15. Wonderful response. The language is as rich as the finery.

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  16. I love how you’ve done this, Iain. Love the alliterative couplets.

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    1. Thanks Trish, hope you are well.

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  17. Beautiful alliterations. Great rant against capitalism. Thanks Ian.

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  18. It’s lovely to see you back, and back you are with a vengeance. Yay to every word, and all these alliterations leave me in awe. And congrats on contract and new book!

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    1. Thank you so much, good to be back again 😊

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  19. Pure gold and a masterclass in alliteration. Welcome home, Iain!

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    1. Thanks Keith, its good to be back 😉

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  20. Welcome back! We’ve missed your writings.

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    1. Thank you, its nice to be missed 😊

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  21. welcome back! we’ve missed your wit and dry humour.

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  22. So much said in so few words…
    Welcome back!

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    1. Thank you! Good to see everyone again.

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  23. This one made me chuckle, Iain. I’m reminded of the narrator in the old 60s Batman TV series.

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    1. Thanks Russell, love those old Batman shows.

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  24. If I were still teaching I could use you for a resource. I did get lost in it a bit. Forgot the story, lost in the language.

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  25. An alliterative masterpiece 🙂

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  26. That’s an awesome alliterative article!

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  27. Wow, so much said. Superb alliteration and a pleasure to read, though the message is a powerful one. Looking forward to reading your novel, Iain. Welcome back to FF. I’ve recently returned myself. =)

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    1. Thanks Brenda, good to see you here, hope you are well.

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  28. I fear the little man will lose life to no avail. Misleading media, and purchased publicity will ruin reputation.
    Good to have you back, Iain!

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  29. Oh, there is certainly a story here to be told!
    Great to read your work again, Iain. Welcome back!

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  30. I can feel the fun you’re having with the words – wonderful. But the threat of meance too. Nice one.
    And good to see you back.

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  31. Good to see you back Ian. A creative take, like the alliteration very much — very clever and pacey.

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