SPF: Their Own Worst Enemy

171 09 September 4th 2016

“Are we going to help them?”

“No, they’ve brought this upon themselves.”

The Watchers of the Universe glanced at what would be the last of the human race gradually perish, as the flood waters enveloped their remaining safe haven.

“I feel sorry for the good ones, the ones who really tried to make a difference.”

“Indeed, and there were so many of them. From majestic individuals like Hussain, who stood for justice centuries ago, to Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and Edhi, from their more recent past. Unfortunately, humans insisted on destroying all that these people stood for, in their selfish quest for land, resources and power.

Collateral damage was what they arrogantly used to define the deliberate blood of innocents, precious human lives referred to by mere statistics. They played God, not only with their own race, but with nature. They sentenced themselves and now that verdict is simply playing itself out.”

The human race was officially declared extinct and the Watchers silently heaved a sigh of relief. From all the planets they’d watched over, no creation had ever come close to the horrendous behaviour they’d witnessed on Earth.

Their task just got a whole lot less complicated.

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18 Responses to SPF: Their Own Worst Enemy

  1. I really enjoyed this bog.

  2. afairymind says:

    Great story. Humans never learn, do they? I can definitely see something like this happening!

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    Sadly very true. Hopefully we humans will learn before it’s too late. Great story.

  4. Singledust says:

    Vivid and precise words….exactly how the future might sound like devoid if humans wasteful and corrupted ways.

  5. mandibelle16 says:

    Wonderful description on the atrocities of mankind. Humanity can truly be horrible. This reminds me of the story of Noah, when God destroyed the earth with a flood. Except, if He were to let it be destroyed again, He promised never to do it by a flood again. So, I’m not sure how’d He would do it, but I am told in the end of times people will be extremely awful, as awful as they were before the flood. Great write.

    • swritings says:

      A part of me feels that people are already so awful! Which is a scary thought…! .. Or it just might end up being Judgment Day, if all is indeed destroyed! Which is why it’s so ridiculous seeing people fight over power as if they’re going to live forever! ..Thank you! ☺

  6. Seriously… humans are a virus.. a dreadful threat to its own kind! But, i still do believe there is more good than bad. There is magic. There is love. It should conquer, it will.

    • swritings says:

      Very true. There is more good than bad, but with media sensationalism etc, it seems the opposite. We must never lose hope that love will indeed conquer all. Thank you for your comment.

  7. Well, that’s that then. Time to reincarnate into something from another planet. Good story, and it may be worth introducing these people to the powers that be.

  8. Dahlia says:

    Can see this occurring any time now – well crafted story.

  9. Carolyn Page says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading a few of your posts; you have a wonderful quality to your writing. It has the capacity to make one ‘feel’… 🙂

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