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A Safe Place…

Photo Credit: Bikurgurl

100 World Wednesday – Week 3

It was safer down here, of that I was sure!  I heard them calling my name, their voices taunting me, but I wasn’t going to answer them.  I was definitely safer down here…

I knew that the storm drain opened up by Lincoln and Memorial and from there I’d be able to get back to town.  I headed east and quickly lost sight of the daylight. I’m not sure when it was that they’d decided to gate off the exit, but as the rain fell I felt the waters rise around me.

I really thought I’d be safer down here… (100 words)

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There is always ‘Hope’…

When the last of the inhabitants had been chased out of the town nature began its hostile takeover. It was brutal in its reclamation of the land and its tendrils spread mercilessly through the abandoned buildings.

In, what had once been the town’s library, the trees wept for the many who had been sacrificed in the name of literature and knowledge, their tears dampened the earth below and encouraged ‘hope’ to grow…

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I don’t normally write fiction like this as I’m not an activist of any kind or a reader of dystopian fiction, but when I saw this photo on the internet I thought it ironic that trees should be growing I amongst the books, so this was my take on it… I hope you enjoy it…