Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Victory

image credit: Dick Blick Art

When everything that could be destroyed had been destroyed they all gloated in immense satisfaction.

Every wild animal and every bird had been exterminated; all plants had been poisoned and all trees had been cut and burnt; every river was dead and all glaciers had melted; oceans were nothing but pools of filth and air was reeking with smoke and fumes.

They rejoiced at their great victory over the unbounded power of nature.

But one day suddenly an alarm went off somewhere. It shattered their confidence.
“What? Where? How? It is not possible? Yes? It can’t be true? No? It has happened? Yes? No?”
Troops were given an explicit order, “Use whatever you want to use, chemical, biological, nuclear, known or unknown, but this plant, this flower must be destroyed. How can it dare to challenge our ingenuity and our strength?”

And soldiers destroyed the plant that had found a way to sprout in the land of dead.
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A post for Magpie Tales on a picture prompt.

10 comments:

  1. Quite powerful response to the prompt. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Berowne for taking out time to read my post

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  2. what a thought....a great answer to the future to be.

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  3. Nice flash fiction! Did you know an animal becomes extinct every 4 seconds if I am remembering right.

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    1. thanks Bekkie for appreciating the post

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  4. Wonderful! ...though I wish this not to happen in reality...

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    1. i don't think it would happen, nature will find a way to balance our greed, thanks Maniparna for taking out time to read the post

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  5. The end of Planet of the Apes flashed in my head...

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