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#WritePhoto Abandoned

May 25, 2017 , , ,

This is inspired by Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt

ruin

ruin

The building bitterly fell down around them in the end. They refused to move when the epidemic wiped out the neighbors and all the businesses. They decided to stay since they were the sole surviving members of the cult. The bishops foretold of a great sickness, and built shelters to hide from the inevitable.  The underground bunkers that had been designed to save the people from harm turned out to be the source of the deadly mold that infected their lungs and spread like wild fire.  After almost a year of suffering and loss the difficult decision was made to seal the enclosures with the infected population trapped inside.

Very few of the elders knew about the plan to bury those who were carrying the mold in order to save the few who remained healthy.  The stone house was the headquarters of the operation.  The six members of the board carried out their plan with precision and cold blooded planning.  While the people in the bunkers slept they set off canisters of poison gas and closed the entrances.  They were all killed as they dreamed.  Those in charge knew they had murdered their own believers in what they decided was self defense.  There was no excuse, and there would be no remorse from these reprobates. They only cared for their own survival at any cost.

Although they had years of food stored for the future of the community, when they opened the storehouse they found it swarming with all kinds of bugs.  The seeds had been devoured by the hungry insects who now jumped out and started to eat the rest of the humans.  They took refuge back in the stone house until the building itself heaved and crumbled to the ground. There was no earthquake or storm.  The stones of the walls and the clay tiles on the roof rebelled against giving shelter to these selfish plotting fools. In an act of revenge they crushed the elders as they slept. Nature had the last word.  Only a ruin stands now as a reminder of human greed and folly gone awry.

Please visit the photo prompt round up to read the entires from last week.  Read, write, comment, contribute!

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That’s an awful scenario, Pamela…but I find echoes in reality, sadly.

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Sue Vincent

May 25, 2017

There has been a bit of doom and gloom in the stories lately ..not just mine. Thanks, Sue.

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Pamela Morse

May 25, 2017

A very relevant message here!

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willowdot21

May 27, 2017

Great take Pamela 😍

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Ritu

May 27, 2017

Thank you very much

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Pamela Morse

May 27, 2017

Wow, this is a very powerful piece of flash fiction. Brilliant!

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robbiesinspiration

May 27, 2017

What an interesting photo prompt and your text is absolutely riveting…

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Thank you Sue

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Pamela Morse

June 1, 2017

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