Thursday photo prompt: New #writephoto

Standing in the golden glow of dawn they felt the true meaning of “A New Day” . They could see for miles from here, sadly there was nothing much left to see.

It looks just like the books showed it to be but not as colourful. The light though, they had never seen anything like it, nor had they felt this warmth upon their faces. They were glad of their eye protectors.

Those who had last walked free up here had been dead at least fifty years now. These two, Adam and Eve, were the first two chosen to walk the earth since the nuclear holocaust had excelorated the climate change. Making planet Earth inhabitable.

They had been tasked with the job of reconnaissence to find out if it was finally safe to emerge from underground. The first couple to walk the earth for two hundred years.

They sampled the water and tested it, they took geiger counter readings, and samples of the as many plants the could find. The amount of insects amazed them, there were so many.

They spent a week working. The night before their return they were so excited about being the bearers of good news. It was, at last safe for the masses to return above ground.

The next day they started the long journey home, they were looking forward to some fresh grown food and a rest from the light and the weather.

They were greeted by the elders and passed on their findings.

Eve unwittingly also passed on an invisible virus.

The virus was virulent it wiped out every single survivor within a month. Millions died no one survived, it started inocently with a sneeze. Soon all of the animals died too. The crops wasted and withered, only the insects survived.


This is part of Sue Vincent‘s #writephoto

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. TanGental
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 13:37:07

    happy days!


  2. Ritu
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 16:09:47

    Well that’s a bit sad… and starting from such a lovely point sis!


  3. robertawrites235681907
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 16:13:58

    A great idea for a story.


  4. kytwright
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 18:36:57

    Like the twist.


  5. Iain Kelly
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 19:00:25

    Wow, survived the nuclear holocaust only to end up like this! And it was all Eve’s fault again!


  6. pensitivity101
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 19:06:58

    Dreadful, but so possible!


  7. ron877
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 19:11:10

    The insects had to be safe. After all, there was a praying mantis.


  8. Kate @ everywhere and nowhere
    Feb 14, 2019 @ 20:40:25

    I did not expect that at all, good twist πŸ™‚


  9. Jordy
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 15:52:45

    Oh boy!! Darn Eve!! Very creative, Willow!


  10. Sue Vincent
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 17:49:22

    Reblogged this on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo.


  11. jenanita01
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 19:08:18

    Reblogged this on anita dawes and jaye marie.


  12. jenanita01
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 19:09:45

    No happy ending?


  13. Suzanne
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 19:27:01

    Oh dear. Seems like the future is doomed which ever you look at it!


  14. Michele Jones
    Feb 16, 2019 @ 19:38:56

    Wow. How terrible. But only the strong survive.


  15. Gwen Plano
    Feb 17, 2019 @ 09:09:02

    I imagined myself in Utah or Arizona, looking out over the great expanse. And then, and then…the virus. What a surprise ending! Hope you have a wonderful day (virus free, of course).


    • willowdot21
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 09:39:55

      Thank you I hope you have a virus free day too. I must admit I was going to be all hopeful and have a brave new world …but then my realist side ….okay my dark side reared it’s head ! ❀


  16. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Feb 17, 2019 @ 13:43:40

    Fabulous start for a dystopian feature film, methinks!! How will the insects evolve?? Enjoyed it, Willow xxx


  17. raiswatirai
    Feb 17, 2019 @ 15:53:24

    Wow! Would have never guessed the twist!! good job!


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