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Us and Them

For Kayleigh's, The Story of Humanity Micro-Fiction Challenge

By Christy MunsonPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Us and Them
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

Us. The men arrived, guns in hand, fighting for their sacred land. The battle over, most had died, in vain, alone, but on My side.

Them. The men arrived, guns in hand, fighting for their sacred land. The battle over, most had died, in vain, alone, but on My side.

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My fourth entry in Kayleigh Fraser's wonderful The Story of Humanity Micro-Fiction Challenge

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Comments (6)

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨4 months ago

    Wow. This really does succinctly and poignantly sum up the history of humanity. Another brilliant entry 👌🙏🤍

  • This was so devastating! 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • L.C. Schäfer4 months ago

    Profound! Everyone is always one of Us and the bad people are always Them. No one ever thinks they're one of Them, do they 🤔

  • John Cox4 months ago

    Us and them. The history of the world in fifty painful words. I’d like to think that you intended both meanings of vain in this story, knowing your love of double meanings. Vanity, vanity, said the preacher, all is vanity. The history of man, gender intended, in 8 words. I loved this, Christy. Raw, simple, on point!

  • Paul Stewart4 months ago

    This one bites. Christy. I love the parallels and to me reads like an analysis really of most wars and battles and disagreements. Well done in so few words.

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