Thursday photo prompt-Anomaly#writephoto

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Thursday photo prompt – Anomaly #writephoto

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Anomaly  : The End

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The  birds  must  of  sensed  the  Anomaly  first  because  they  suddenly  left  the  area. No  bird  flew  within a  twenty  mile  radius of  moors. The lights  could be seen  by  day  and  night and  though  at  first  they  went unnoticed eventually  after  all the animals  left  and  all  the  flora  and  fauna  died   we finally  saw  the  lights.

What they  were  we  did not  know   but  people  thought  they  had  been  there  at  least a  month , well we  believe  it  had  been  much  longer  than  that.  News, unusually  for  news, spread  slowly. Looking back  I  think it  was fear  of  the unknown, everyone  thought if  they  ignored  the lights  they  would  go away.

The lights  did  not  go away  in fact  they  grew, slowly  at  first  but  now  six months  on  they  have spread  from Britain right across  Europe and  Russia,Alaska, Canada now they  are  heading  toward the  Americas. Nothing  seems  to  affect  them nothing  seems  able  to stop  them.

Yes the  scientist  and  military  have  been busy  testing  the  anomaly  but  they  cannot  test light  can  they ….. it is  just  colour  it  is transient  it cannot  be  caught, measured  or,as it  appears  stopped. Amazing  isn’t it  every  government  in  the  entire  world  is  cooperating   with each other…. All wars  have ceased  in an effort  to  solve  the  problem.

So the  beautiful lights  are  moving  around  the  world  encircling  us  all with  their  ethereal hues. All the  birds  are  gone, the  animals  too. Nothing  grows  anymore  and  we  are  all loosing our  humanity. The  government  did  try  to  keep order  with  the  army  but  as  soon as  the  stocks in  the  shops  ran out  anarchy spread  like  wild  fire.

It  is  everyone  for  themselves , it is unbelievable   there  are  bodies  rotting on  the  streets  people are  dying    of  malnutrition,  disease , thirst and  plain simple violence. It is  awful  we  are  terrified  to  go  out.

All those  pictures of  people trapped in  wars, refugees  struggling  hand  to  mouth,thousands  of  people  in  Africa  starving  it  is happening  here in the  so  called  modern  world , though  the way it is now  that all the  fuel has  run out, apart  for a  very  few, we may  as well e living in  the stone age. No  “Feed  the  world ” when it is so  badly needed!

I mention “The  very  few”, those with  money  enough or  deemed  worthy of  saving  have  been  hidden away somewhere  to  ride  this  out. I personally  do  not  think  the  earth  will recover  from  this. If  it  does  my  group  and  I  do  not  want  to be  around  to  see  what is  left.

So  I  have  left  this  very  brief  account  of  what  has  happened. Tonight  we are  going out  to  watch  the lights  and  party  with  the  alcohol and  food  that  we have  managed  to  accumulate   we have  not  much  strength left  and  we are  sure  someone  stronger  will kill us  for our  stocks  before  morning.

Suicide  I  can imagine  you are  thinking  as  you  read  that last  paragraph , well yes  but  we have  had  enough  there is  nothing left  to  live  for . The  lights  will soon  have  killed  the entire  planet. I  have  to  laugh something  so beautiful  has  brought  us  to  this. Beauty  has  slaughtered  us , well no  we have  slaughtered  each other .

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43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Vincent
    Nov 05, 2016 @ 15:43:32

    Such a dark post, Willow. It is odd, so many of the entries this week seem to have taken the lights as darkness.

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  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Nov 05, 2016 @ 20:30:45

    FAAANN-tas-TIC! 😀 ❤ ❤

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  3. Michael
    Nov 05, 2016 @ 22:46:54

    I thought you wrote this so well a telling reflection on what might happen if we keep on sucking from the earth the way we are….sad that we could get to this stage isn’t it…

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 06, 2016 @ 07:25:06

      Yes as you say we are so selfish. The earth is mistreated the poor get poorer and those that suffer are ignored. Not to mention how much we rely on gas, electricity and oil if they ran out we would fall into anarchy very quickly. Terrifying.. I dare not think about it. Thanks for reading .

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  4. Jane Dougherty
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 16:36:56

    I like how you take something as beautiful as coloured light and have it destroy the world. Yet, as you say, we have destroyed ourselves. Frightening.

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  5. gigoid
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 16:50:35

    Dark, indeed, in contrast to the light in you/us; but, then, given reality as it is, let us hope ’tis not prophetic, as well. I’m afraid it might be….

    gigoid, the dubious, with good reason

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Nov 06, 2016 @ 18:23:06

    Powerful story, Willow 🙂

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  8. pensitivity101
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:13:02

    A dark and scary take.

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  9. Bernadette
    Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:38:01

    I really like your dystopian interpretation of the picture. It is funny how so many of us went to the dark side with this prompt.

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    • willowdot21
      Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:49:03

      Yes we were most of us prophets of doom. Let’s face it the future looks bleak if we don’t change our ways. Hey let’s look on the bright side. xxx

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  11. my frilly freudian slip
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 12:07:01

    Beauty kills. Brilliantly written story. I felt the earth die. The end times.

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