Nature’s Revenge

Copyright -B. W. Beacham

 

Nature’s Revenge

 

The rain, it poured for months. This – the first dry day we’ve experienced – and we see the destruction of its aftermath.

The whole valley was now beneath water; a sea of wastage. Good people losing their homes; neighbours providing board.

But, this on such a large-scale, we know only too well it won’t be long before we are all submerged and have to move outward.

They knew about the problem 30 years ago and acted too late, if acted at all.

We don’t know if this dry spell will last.

But what we do know, is that not before long, drowned, is how Britain will die.

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Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle. Photo prompt source here

 

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “Nature’s Revenge

  1. T.S. Eliot wrote a poem that went,

    “This is the way the world will end
    This is the way the world will end
    This is the way the world will end
    Not with a bang, but a whimper.”

    Nice story.

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    1. Yeah, whimpering neatly describes it. The end will be subtle and full of tears and, like in the poem, Not with the big bang of a nuclear bomb we are thinking will end it. Thanks for sending me that poem.

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  2. This was certainly an interesting twist to the story – something I just wasn’t expecting after having explored some of the other responses to the prompt.

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    1. Crazy huh? It amazes me how differently we each analyze a prompt. There has been so many floods in England that went on for a few months so I guess that’s what triggered it off – we [Britain] are in a lot of trouble.

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      1. Absolutely! – In reference to the differences in interpretations of the prompts.

        As for the extreme weather – Britain isn’t alone — it seems like the world – or rather the continents and countries – are ships caught in wicked storms – and we are sinking fast.

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        1. Yeah, the weather systems globally are a catastrophy, it seems inescapable not to here something on the news of the latest storm, tornado, tsunami, it is dreadful. Lets hope the tides will change before it’s far too late.

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    1. Many have said that of the Earth, and world, “Things will get worse before they get better”. But, your right, the Earth is desperate in need of healing: Maybe with all the actual floods we have had over here in the UK, natures fighting the abuse Mankind has put on her. And it’s really yet to get worse for us.

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  3. Considering the floods we’ve had this year, I hope we have even 30 years.
    Great story, I enjoy impending doom (fiction-wise of course!). Good title too – Nature fighting back against the way we’ve treated her.

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  4. A great story that has so much truth, sadly! What if we all end up in water? Here we come, Water World. And so, my story and how they end up underwater. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Susan. We sink every single year by about an inch: Our coastline has eroded so much which is the cause of the amount of flooding we’ve had. And in my mind it will continue until the environmentalists do something and do it now.

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    1. Janet, I and the rest of us here hope and pray the floods won’t get worse in the coming years…. it’s tearful to think about how many people were affected. The Gov need to act before it comes around again.

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  5. This reminds me of a mudslide that recently killed several people just south of my hometown. Well told,

    P.S. It seems as if there are several tense changes in this piece. Past to present to past. You might want to fine tune that so the reader isn’t confused.

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    1. Hi Alicia, I’ve had a re-read of the story and it all seams to fit… If you have time, please let me know which bit you meant. I’m a ‘Writing Learner’ so I’ll take any direct crit seriously. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. That piece makes me think. I left the high desert of New Mexico to live on a small peninsular sticking out into the Gulf of Mexico. When one decides where to live these days, one has to take into account whether you want to drown or die of thirst.. I’m hoping the seas don’t rise too quickly or humans come to their senses. Good story. Lucy

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    1. Good point Lucy: It seems, from all the natural disasters around the world, that more and more countries are becoming affected and less safe. Even our River Thames in London suffered high waters…. I’m only 15 miles away! Honestly, our weather system is so messed up… Thanks to the fat cats for that…

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  7. Unfortunately, it seems like there isn’t a single place to live anymore that’s “safe.” More so, the economy tends to force us into regions where we’re not so comfortable, just to make a living. Depressing and terribly true. Well done.

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    1. I know, it’s the sad reality of what human-kind has done to this world. Nowhere is safe and it’s not going to get any better. The floods we’ve had and our ceroding coast-line is truly shocking, we, as an island, literally are gradually going under water and I don’t know how they will stop it.

      Thanks for the ‘well done’ on my story ๐Ÿ™‚

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