Desolation

PHOTO PROMPT - © Douglas M. MacIlroy
PHOTO PROMPT -© Douglas M. MacIlroy

I watched the snow storm approaching. I was tired of this godforsaken place and longed for what I had seen in old videos: a time when the sun shone, when green filled the environment, when people walked outside in thin layers of clothing. I longed to breathe in air filled with sunshine and promise. Yet I knew my desire would not be fulfilled in my lifetime. Our forefathers had created this cold, desolate world with their avarice and wanton misuse of our planet. It was up to us to repair the damage.

friday-fictioneers-badgeWhat do you think caused this desolate environment?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

 

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28 thoughts on “Desolation

  1. I pondered on the scenario you set Colline and this is my conclusion.
    Those words were written from another planet way out in space, the writer is expressing a yearning for something they have only seen in videos, the planet the writer is on was created to escape the world they destroyed through avarice and wanton abuse and wars.
    Cheers.

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  2. Lot of damage is already done! Well written Colline, short and strong writing.
    A friend of mine said the earth quake in Nepal and on Mt Everest is nature shaking us awake to start saving the earth while we still can.

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  3. well collins 0 I have to admit that it was hard to read about the desolate feeling because the photo is so beautiful to me – and for some reason – as I saw it in the reader I had this winter wonderland feel with the pink lighting! ha! so I had to switch mental gears to process the desolate world – and still trying to – ha!

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      1. I think that it is a gift to know your default – and a gift to be able to write like you do… so it looks win-win – and I agree with the reader who said maybe a nuclear cause…

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      2. colline – when you left a comment on my recent post – I answered it thinking it was a reply to this post – lol – and had to share because it is fun how the words could have fit here as well – 🙂

        “so sad to see a place so desolate as this because of all the joy it once brought to people”

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          1. yeah – that was the coolest part – and well, I am still getting used to the reader wight he comments – I love the feature – but still getting the hang of it 🙂

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              1. same here… and by the way – I was pretty excited to see a ping come through my reader for that soup recipe – yeah baby – and I shall be by later on to check it out 🙂 thx for remembering

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