Friday Fictioneers – Who knew?

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Fire one million tonnes of moon dust at the Earth to block some sunlight and cool the planet until we learn how to remove the carbon and solve global warming. Simple. Who knew it would break up weather patterns, flooding Europe and destroying the Indian monsoon? Millions died. Who knew the dust would destroy satellites in Earth orbit, taking out the Internet and GPS services?

I hunker down in my cabin, an involuntary survivalist, assault rifle ready to protect my fields. The dust will clear, they say, in five years.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

45 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Who knew?

  1. Neil, so many times the idiots claim ignorance before they do their hare-brained activities. They know they just don’t care. I’m sure the planners are all safe in their little eco-pods waiting it out. Thoughtful story.

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  2. Who knew, right? No one could guess that climate change would affect the whole globe, it’s only been known since 100 years, isn’t it, so really, what can one do but sit it out. Great story.


  3. What a clever way of using the prompt, taking the cabin from the mural as the centre of your story and using the painted buildings to emphasize the devastation wrought by our ill-advised attempt to geo-engineer our way out of global warming.

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