This story is inspired by the photo of Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt. Congratulations, Sonya on keeping this great challenge going for 100 weeks today.
photo by Manu Sanchez via Unsplash
The military presence on the Place de la Concorde reassured the tourists, even though any one of the innocent-looking passers-by could be a fanatic wearing a belt of explosives.
The man watching the Christmas crowds from his window snorted in derision, as if fanaticism or despair, cruelty or an unhinged personality could be neutralised by a band of soldiers.
After all, he glanced at the destruction in the room behind him and the lifeless arm dangling over the back of the sofa, they hadn’t stopped him righting a few family wrongs, had they?