Breathing 2050

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

"It would have been nice, if we could live without carrying this around, won't it Dad?" Little Sam asked his father.

"I've lived without this for more than half my life, but now this is the only way to live." His father responded sadly.

"What do you mean you lived without this?"

"You see son, earlier we had something called tress that gave out fresh air for us to breathe. We didn't need these heavy cylinders back then."

"What happened to those things called trees then?"

"It is very tragic my boy. Man happened. He took all of them away."

This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 2nd February 2018.

22 comments:

  1. I am so afraid that this will come true, Soumya! Well done.

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  2. Definitely something that could happen at the rate man is going...

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  3. A tale with a warning. Let's hope it's not a premonition.

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  4. An interesting glimpse into the future. Hopefully we have learned in time to stop cutting down the forests.

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    1. That's the hope. Man needs to realize what he's doing to nature.

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  5. Dear Soumya,

    We have seen the enemy and he is us. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. He sure is. Hopefully he realizes that before it is too late.

      Thank you, Rochelle.

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  6. Slowly we are realising how much damage is being done. Hopefully it's not too late. A timely tale indeed Soumya.

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  7. It may soon happen. Nicely crafted.

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  8. Well expressed, Soumya.
    Hope we act fast and stop this from becoming a reality.
    I wouldn't like to carry Oxygen cylinders...

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  9. Every time I come across the wackos who cut the trees alongside road just because there ad hoardings aren't visible the same thing crosses my mind: You better be ready to carry the cylinders.

    Great post Soumya.

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    1. That is the most annoying bit. People prefer to stare at people's faces instead of tress these days.

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  10. True that. However, there is this slight feeling in me, that when bad happens, there is good happening too. Somehow the universe actually balances itself. Though this is a very high possibility, if we continue the same.

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    1. The universe needs to do a lot to balance this act of man. Hopefully, it does.

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