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 cushionsโ€ฆ 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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Wonderfully descriptive, really sets the scene for the post-apocalyptic scenario! Love it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ

  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. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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