Preserving A Legacy – Friday Fictioneers

Title: Preserving A Legacy
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT© Sandra Crook

Marta waited. She adjusted her hat, petted the hairnet covering her braided hair, while white nursing shoes and long white lab coat completed her ensemble. It made her feel sterile, one person in a large room of whirling machines.

The textile factory, built two hundred years ago, had employed generations of her family. Marta treasured the photos of her ancestors working here. New computerized looms automated many functions, but they still required human hands. Her hands were integral to the entire operation.

An alarm sounded, and Marta remedied the issue aware that her knowledge and skill preserved a great legacy.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

31 thoughts on “Preserving A Legacy – Friday Fictioneers

  1. You’ve constructed your story nicely, Jo. I like the way you emphasise the physical, with the detailed description of her clothing, and the repetition of ‘hands’. This gives context and contrast to the intangible concept of ‘heritage’.

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  2. No matter how automatised things get, there will always be those who are irreplaceable…
    Of course, this is small consolation for all those who have lost their jobs…

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