Mondays Finish the Story- Power

Posted: August 25, 2015 by J.A. Prentice in Flash Fiction
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I’ve had a very hectic day, so this is coming a little later than usual, but I thought I’d still give this week’s Mondays Finish the Story a try. As usual, the prompt can be found here.

Word Count:143

2015-08-24 – Photo taken of an old photo in 2014 – Barbara W. Beacham

The family had no idea that little Luigi would grow up to be the most powerful man in the city. He had always been the smallest, the weakest. The older boys had picked on him and laughed at him.

“Little Luigi,” his teachers had said, “he’ll never be anyone..”

Who’s laughing now? Luigi thought as he looked out over his restaurant. It was dark in atmospheric sort of way- romantic with an edge of mystery and danger.

Everyone ate at Luigi’s: police officers, councilmen, the mayor himself. The rich and powerful flocked to it like moths to flame.

Luigi owned each and every one of them. He could sway elections, make laws, change the face of the city.

I’m more than any of them could ever be. More than they ever will be. 

He was rich, influential, and respected. It should have been enough.

But tonight, he would have traded it all to have his family again.

  1. Tessa says:

    I had the same idea. Good job. Now I have to do more thinking. 🙂

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  2. This is wonderful John. There is nothing that can compare to family, which you make the reader so richly aware of in your story. Terrific!


  3. I’m sorry, I was thinking I was reading John’s story when I was reading yours. Please forgive me. Your story is wonderful!

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  4. Excellent story… well written!!! Enjoyed!

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  5. afairymind says:

    All the power and influence in the world can’t replace family. A great story, J.A. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. babso2you says:

    Another good one JA! Thanks for writing again and adding your story to the line up! Appreciate that! 🙂 Be well… ^..^

    Liked by 1 person

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