Flashfiction – Into the past prompt

Into the Past Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about people who tell the truth in the face of many lies. Don’t feel constricted to coronavirus or the 1918 flu pandemic, but feel free to use any of the information presented here.

Here is my piece with is about the Second Anglo Boer war which is the focus of my WIP:

A silence fell, and Robert thought again about the Boer from the trench. The man was no different from many of Robert’s counterparts in Mafeking. He was probably more educated than many of the British troops. Robert thought about the pro-war propaganda he had seen in England during his recent trip home and the demonization of the Boers who had gone from being “Brother Boer” to “Dirty Boer” due to the imminent war.

The anti-Boer campaign was part of a campaign by government to dehumanise the Boers in the eyes of the British public. Most of it was lies.

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30 thoughts on “Flashfiction – Into the past prompt

    1. Yes, but it was alterable because of human deceit and intervention. The people changed the past. Of course, that is still applicable. I have seen how historical information can be manipulated by governments. It is all in the presentation and interpretation of source data. Thanks for visiting, Doug.


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