Boulevard of Broken Dreams

100 words story

April 27, 1986, children were playing around the parks and monkey bars unaware of the massive wave of shining air particulate hovering over them.

Mothers were planning the day’s course while talking with neighbors about the loud blast everyone heard last night, ignorant of what they were breathing when the commotion broke by an announcement.

The announcement repeated, “Comrades! take only absolutely necessary, and gather outside on the streets, this is just a temporary evacuation for the safety of Prypiat residents, do not panic” those 50 minutes of gathering life and leaving everything behind etched as the infamous Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

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This post is written for two blogging challenges –

TLT – Three Line Tales by Sonya, this picture prompt challenge is week 246 of #TLT on her blog. Fiction is my first love when it comes to writing, and this picture prompt of three lines story attracted me instantly.

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The title of this post is inspired by my favorite band Green Day’s song named – Boulevard of broken dreams.


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  1. Chernobyl is considered history’s worst nuclear accident. Your story gives chills as I think how people wouod have gone through that time of tragedy. Well written.

  2. ust reminded me of the song by Green Day! You have written a gripping story.

  3. What an amazing take on the prompt. Gathering life and leaving everything behind… It’s nerve wrecking.

  4. That was so heart-breaking. How does one gather life in a few minutes? Beautifully penned.

  5. I love your take on this prompt. Needless to say it was one of the worst disasters in the world.

  6. The title reminded me one of my favourite songs. I can’t even imagine how their life must have been changed with the disaster

    1. The title is inspired from Green Day 🙂 and my favorite song too

  7. Wow! such a brilliant piece of micro-literature. Deep and impactful.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, glad you liked it.

  8. What a tough moment it would have been. A nice story.

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