Humanity hadn’t heeded

The desolated houses were all variations of the same story; those that had weathered the bombings had been abandoned to the elements many years ago. Pealing paint, rusted kitchen appliances, splintered chairs and couches, tattered silk cushions… Humanity hadn’t heeded its prophets.

Burdie sighed as she adjusted her worn gas mask and checked her remaining ammunition; the survivors she knew were no less obstinate than their predecessors.

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42 thoughts on “Humanity hadn’t heeded”

  1. Excellent piece of flash fiction David! 👏👏 Wonderfully descriptive, really sets the scene for the post-apocalyptic scenario! Love it! 😁👌

  2. All the post-apocalyptic worlds we imagine will never reach the horror of the reality… Still this one gave me pause. Are we on the brink??

  3. A great story. I loved every one of the 67 words. You always find just the right thread to weave in the prompts perfectly; even though there isn’t much difference between those that have gone before and those left behind.

    Burdie is a new sounding name for the main character.

    Gorgeous illustration, which you answered to my liking.

          1. Well I was just looking at what you did with the prompt word Variations and yes of course I recognize that there was an apocalyptic event and I was thinking more of a movie.
            Thank you David. 😊

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