A New World?

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

The view under the iron-rusted beam was breathtaking. None of the stories had prepared them for the sight. The air felt fresh; the sun warm on their backs. Born in the bowels of the earth, they felt a freedom their generation had never experienced: the chance to move unhindered along the sandy beach, to shout out with the joy for life.

“Dare we go?”

“If it weren’t safe, surely we would be dead by now?”

The rebels stepped hesitantly onto the textured sand. Bliss! Even if they were to suffer from radiation exposure, this moment in time was worth it.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(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.)

30 thoughts on “A New World?

    1. I did not think of this scenario Robbie. A heart-breaking thought, isn’t it? To think that man wants to destroy others and in the process destroys our natural environment.


  1. the question for me is, will they go back to their underground safety? If they do, will they be quarantined or forced to return to the surface for fear of contaminating others? Yes, rebels, I think. With the courage to dare.


  2. They’e probably told for good reason not to go outside. A horrible fate, but maybe seeing the world as it should be is worth it to them.


  3. They’re brave. I can feel their joy at the discovery of a new world, although I fear for them now that they’ve exposed themselves to its dangers. Well told.


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