For this weeks Flash Friday we only had 100 words to write about the following prompt:
Miss Robertson’s School Room (1913). Public Domain photo. National Archives Bureau of Indian Affairs.
He’s in here, the one that starts the great war. I’d studied the history, meticulously traced it all back to this single room, but I wasn’t prepared for this. He’s a kid, no older than my son. I thought I could justify killing one innocent to save millions, but now I’m not so sure.
There’s no going back, the hole has closed, so it’s this or four years of war. They won’t understand, they will think I am a monster, who would believe the truth? It’s the price I have to pay. I line up the camera and reach for the trigger. Please forgive me.