Monday’s Finish the Story – 4-13-2015


The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art.” I retorted to the City official, when he handed me the citation. “I'm taking this to court.” I further added.

How can they NOT like my art. It is antique machinery for gawd's sake! The Native American Indian and the buffalo statues are there to represent the death of the American Indian way of life because of industry. Our land has been raped and our way of life ripped from us, leaving us very precious little to call our own and certainly not enough to survive on.

The magnificent buffalo on our sacred hunting grounds were absolutely necessary for our survival. They once roamed free on our remarkable and sacred land.

“My artwork makes a profound statement about the injustices done to my ancestors and I will fight against our freedom of speech being taken from us too.”

(149 words)

Photo credit: Barbara Beacham

This is my submission for Monday's Finish the Story, kindly hosted by the lovely Barbara Beacham. She gives us approximately 150 words, a photo prompt and the first sentence to our story. This photo challenge is open to everyone who would like to participate. If you are interested, click on Barbara's link for more information:

Monday's Finish the Story



50 thoughts on “Monday’s Finish the Story – 4-13-2015

  1. Excellent! I enjoyed your story immensely! This one actually kept bring to mind the area 5410 story! πŸ™‚ Thank you Joy for continuing to stick with my MFtS challenge! Be well… ^..^

  2. Thanks for writing this. Proud will be my word of the day. πŸ™‚
    and thanks for sharing this information.
    A new project to look forward to if I finish writing101?

    • I noticed that you are commenting from my story in “Mondays Finish the Story” Challenge. This is a weekly writing challenge. Our host gives us a photograph and the first sentence to our story and then challenges us to write a story surrounding the photograph in 150 words or less. It is a lot of fun. I belong to several of these flash fiction challenges. Anyone can join all you need is to be interested. If you would like more information about this challenge or the other WP flash fiction challenges, let me know and I will get the information for you.

    • Again, if you are interested in participating in any of the flash fiction challenges, I host one that is a weekly challenge. I will be sending out the prompt photo to followers of the Flash Fiction blog tomorrow. If you are interested, check this out:

      If you are interested, follow that blog and you will receive weekly challenge prompts (no other posts from this blog, just the weekly prompt). I will be sending out a new one tomorrow.

  3. Great story!! And worth a fight! My husband and I were just talking last week about how we felt so bad for for the Native Americans and what we did to them way back in the beginning. It is sad!

  4. Aho, Dear Sister! Fight on! Fight strong! We have lost too much of our heritage to let anymore of it be stolen or destroyed! πŸ™‚ I lift my fan to you, and dance hard around the circle in your honor! Aho!

  5. Awesome story! I liked how the character thought of fighting for his ancestors. Even though it was a citation that didn’t bring him/her down. Great story! πŸ˜ƒ

  6. The history behind what happened to the Native Americans is horrible. The song ‘Knights of Cydonia’ by Muse comes to mind, for it states:
    “No one’s gonna take me alive
    The time has come to make things right
    You and I must fight for our rights
    You and I must fight to survive”.
    A great interpretation of the prompt!

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