This is the 110th in a series of 365 Flash Fiction stories I’m writing. You can find out more about the challenge here.
Changes, by Jonathan L. Lawrence, 21st March 2013
Word count: 740
“The world wasn’t always so simple and dire,” the old man said, “Before the war there were hundreds of nations. Not just the big ones I’ve told you about before, but countries of all shapes and sizes.”
“I know Grandpa,” the young man said patiently. “Do you think this world will ever change back?”
“I’m an old man, the prospect of change frightens me, it took so long to get used to this world and make a place in it after the war,” he paused thoughtfully, “Besides there’s no going back. The war, and the night of the leaders has burnt the bridges to the old world.”
“If it can’t change back, what can it change in to?”