FFfAW: Earth’s Legacy

Credit: Loretta Notto

“Timberrr!!”

As the majestic bark came crashing down, its thunderous descent was met by the scampering of furry animals. Creatures of the sky squawked in anger as they flapped to yet another abode.

A galaxy away, Captain Toremia studied the humans as they willfully chipped away at their planet.

“Sir, do we intervene?”

“No, we intervene only when those who commit a folly, do so in ignorance,” Toremia paused.

“These humans know the consequences of their actions. They have some of the best scientists and researchers….and even if we were to show them what miserable future awaits…well…as they’ve proven time and time again, it’s all about ulterior motives and selfish self-interests to those in power.”

Toremia had observed many planets over the centuries, but the humans had always disappointed him. However, it wasn’t too late. He held on to the hope that the poisonous Earth of the future, wouldn’t be the legacy eventually left behind.

And so the humans were left to their own free will, their fate firmly in their own hands.

For Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers


Imagine if trees gave off WiFi signals, we would be planting so many trees and we’d probably save the planet, too bad they only produce the oxygen we breathe.

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18 Responses to FFfAW: Earth’s Legacy

  1. Pingback: FFfAW: Earth’s Legacy | O LADO ESCURO DA LUA

  2. Michael says:

    Excellent take, very topical and I liked that there was some hope given to the humans, even though I sensed they didn’t really hold out much hope long term…

  3. Great story! Your story says a lot about the human race and their greed. Sadly, as you said, the trees only produce the oxygen we breathe yet we keep cutting them down! That would be amazing if they were what produced WiFi because we would probably leave them alone!

  4. yarnspinnerr says:

    ‘we intervene only when those who commit a folly, do so in ignorance.’ Great dialogue.
    Excellent write.

  5. michael1148humphris says:

    This is my kind of genre, lovely

  6. That might be a selling point…not that we need more EMI fields due to more WIFI, but if companies could think of money they’d save by not erecting new cell towers and use trees instead…but then, that would be very bad for animals using the trees as homes…no win there, either.

  7. rosemawrites says:

    wow. the depth of this piece. the haunting truth tucked beneath the beautifully crafted lines. and that final note! so true!

  8. athling2001 says:

    I’m with him, hoping. Great story.

  9. Let’s hope so too that humanity changes her ways soon enough. Great take.

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