Six Sentence Story: From Democracy to Death

“What’s that mama?”

“That’s a duck,” replied Harry’s mother, as her seven year old flipped through the pages of the worn out picture book.

“Did the bad air kill all of them as well?”

She nodded, the sadness visible in her eyes as her mind drifted to the nuclear war launched in the name of freedom and defending innocent people, which had led to the slaughter of far more innocents and the ultimate destruction of half the world and its inhabitants.

Harry went into peals of laughter as his eyes rested on a platypus, coming across yet another funny creature, the enormous grey animal with the funny long nose being a special favourite.

Harry’s mother checked the oxygen level in his room, kissed her son goodnight and went to stand in line at the water purifying section of the underground community, where the few hundred humans who had been lucky enough to survive and rebuild, now lived together, their freedoms lost forever.

Written for Six Sentence Stories
Cue: DUCK

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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20 Responses to Six Sentence Story: From Democracy to Death

  1. ivywalker says:

    Oh how incredibly tragic!

  2. hey! cool semi-synchronistic theme! What a good Six!

  3. Nice futuristic visions.

  4. valj2750 says:

    A sad but totally possible future projection. Enough air to breath, water to drink. And life as we know it available only in picture books. Launched in the name of freedom, we’ve heard those words before. Well done.

  5. luckyjc007 says:

    That is so sad and I hope our future never ends up like that. It’s a shame her son will only learn about the kind of life that once was and sad that he will never get to experience it himself. Well written and a real eye opener.

  6. A tragic tale with a refreshing perspective of what would be lost… it’s not just about survival, it’s about all the little things that enrich our lives… including the ducks! Beautifully written.

  7. oldegg says:

    This is so close to the truth as were are in fact slowly destroying the planet with our abuse of it. However the drive for even more profits go on and our world slowly crumbles. Great post.

    • swritings says:

      That’s unfortunately so true…The lust for power, profit and all other ills that go with it, carry on, with drastic long term consequences. Thank you for your comment.

  8. A powerful story that could really happen. Let’s hope it never does.

  9. Jenn says:

    Great story. Reminds me a bit of Mockingjay.

  10. So sad! Gives you a punch in the gut.

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