Friday Fictioneers – Making Our Mark

They say that onceff220415 the mountain streams ran free towards clear oceans filled with life. Verdant forests sang a song of hope while a happy peoples worked the plains under a warming sun. This was a world of expectation; a world to replace one exhausted and dead – a second chance.

Now the descendants of those first settlers live in domes. Constrained behind a metre of glass, they stare out from their sterile confinement towards a frozen wasteland. Man has only been on this planet for but a moment in time, yet already the search for another new home has begun.

These words form my entry into Earth Day’s Friday Fictioneers photo prompt challenge. 

13 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Making Our Mark

    1. paulmclem Post author

      Thanks, FF. No, I did mean to say “peoples”. It came into my head as archaic way of meaning inhabitants/population. Now I’m thinking I might just have made it up. Will need to Google it 😁

  1. Jan Brown

    Yes, we earthlings know how to “make our mark,” and not in a good way! I also addressed the environment in my story this week. Hopefully the next generation(s) will be smart enough to reverse the damage!

  2. gahlearner

    If we don’t turn around soon, we’ll go extinct like the dinosaurs, but life on earth will survive, and other species will fill the niches. Great and timely story.

  3. Margaret

    I love your descriptive language. A very chillling lesson here – they’re looking for ‘another’ new home!! How many planets have your humans destroyed already?

  4. paulmclem Post author

    Thanks everybody for your kind comments. I’m currently caught up in the UK General Election and don’t have much time to get around FF. Normal service will be resumed once the Election is out of the way i.e. in a couple of weeks. Cheers!


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