My 100 word story for this week’s challenge from ‘Light & Shade’ The prompt was –‘Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.’ GK Chesterton.
We tried to tell him, the new chap next door but he just laughed. Insisted he wanted to be at one with nature. I can hear him now going on about taking the fence down at the bottom of his garden, the one between him and the forest.
We told him it wasn’t a good idea, warned him about the ‘Things’ but he wouldn’t listen.
He took it down that Saturday afternoon and they came later that night. Woke up next morning and number 25 was deserted.
We’ve put the fence back. Hopefully the next newcomers will listen to us.