Flash Fiction: Loom

Look at the power loom.

See how all these different threads are connected to the loom. They revolve around it just like the lives of so many people. The workers, the owner, the buyers, the gangs, the soldiers and even the king, are all like the threads that are interwoven by the loom. Even if one thread proves to be of an inferior quality and breaks, the loom will stop functioning.

But, maybe this society as it functions is already broken. Maybe it needs a new direction. This loom has power over our society.
Breaking it, will destroy the society…


Word Count: 100

Prompt: Friday Fictioneers 29th March 2019
PHOTO PROMPTΒ© Sandra Crook

40 comments

  1. Good take. It reminds me of something I wrote years ago about how we ignore the people at the bottom of society, but that’s the foundation and if the foundation crumbles the whole thing comes down.

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  2. I think it’s time to throw the whole damn thing into the ocean and start anew. Of course, humans being what they are, it’s just a question of time to find ourselves back here.
    Well done!

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  3. Very perceptive description of the fragile nature of society. Personally, I find the “smash the loom” contingent very frightening, no matter what their political stripes may be. I hope they meet with as much success as the Luddites. Our loom may be delicate and in need of constant repair but at least it is a structure which can, if properly taken care of, produce a society worth living in.

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