Reclamation


PHOTO PROMPT © Randy Mazie

The plants couldn’t read the scrawled graffiti warning not to trespass.  They would have ignored it even if they had been literate. 

Years of human destruction was going to be remedied.  The weeds grew eagerly, forcing their roots under the walls undermining the foundations.  Ivy followed insinuating its fronds into every tiny crevice then swelling to force the cracks wider.  These walls would crumble.  It would take a while, but nature would repossess the land.

The rambling rose raced up the walls, bursting open its splendid blooms as a triumphant celebration of the environment returning to its natural state.

Word Count: 99

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.

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The Daybreak Dog Walk

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PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

The early morning sun failed to warm her as she walked her border collie that morning.  It was bright, but the cold penetrated clothes and body, demonstrating nature’s supremacy.

Scrumpy padded ahead, nose infiltrating the smallest of gaps, sniffing to establish who had preceded him on this route.  Emerging from the tunnel, he bounded into the bushes.

His sudden yelp startled her.

She ran to where he had disappeared, catching on thorns in her frantic attempt to reach him.  He lay lifeless in the ditch and she bent to touch him.

From behind, a strong hand clamped over her mouth.

Word Count: 100

Written for Friday Fictioneers – a 100 words story based on a photo prompt. Hosted by Rochelle. Read the other entries here.