Thursday, August 13, 2015

MELTING ICE


Based on the photo prompt:
Write a complete story in 100 words or less.

  • Take your time.
  • Proofread
  • Edit
  • Include photo and InLinkz code.
  • Post and link your story URL.
  • Reciprocate - read and comment. It's part of the fun.

And our host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields also says, make every word count.
PHOTO PROMPT – © Madison Woods

MELTING ICE

The Arctic ice melted, the ocean's level increased, and coastlines flooded. Grasshoppers and locusts devastated the food supply. When the land under Antarctica became visible, a new species of Saturniidae or giant moth emerged. The insect's population exploded. They swarmed and devoured the world's forests.

Humanity had barely made progress dealing with the aftermath of famine and homelessness before more devastation occurred.

Melting ice revealed caverns leading deep into the earth, but the explorers disappeared. Before a rescue team could be dispatched, monsters filled the sky and fire dropped from the heavens.

        The Dragons took back their planet.



98 words
Yolanda Renee © 2015
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42 comments:

  1. I hope that never ever comes to pass, don't want to be a set on fire little rhyming a...

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    1. Hi Pat, maybe not this scenario but something similar if we don't change our ways. :)

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  2. It never rains but it pours, eh? Great story and very imaginative (the dragons, the rest could easily happen!).

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    1. Hi Alistair, yeah, a bit of fantasy there, but wouldn't it be cool! :)

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  3. The apocalypse and Return of the Dragons. LOL! You should write the script for a movie. Great story!

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    1. Thanks Joy, it was a bit a tale wasn't it. Figured I'd get it all in one. :)

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  4. Ooh.. now we know that the dragons never really left.. chilling thoughts (or maybe burning)

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    1. No, they're just biding their time. Thanks Björn.

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  5. Woah! a very different take on the prompt

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    1. Thanks Dee Dee, I do love reading all the different ideas behind on photograph. They are all unique!

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  6. I think they may possibly make a mistake in doing so. ;) Different angle.

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    1. Hi Sandra, folks shouldn't ignore mother nature!

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  7. Dear Yolanda Renee,

    A very different take on the prompt and very well done.

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, hope you are feeling better. Love the prompt!

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  8. Hmm. Dragons. Now that'll make the Ninja happy! :-)

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    1. Make several readers happy, even Father Dragon!

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  9. Chilling. Let's hope it isn't prophetic. (But if the planet keeps warming, SOMETHING'S bound to happen...)

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Yes, and when it's too late to make a difference! Hi Susan!

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  10. This is great! What a setting, very exciting.

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  11. Grasshoppers, and Locusts, Giant Moths and Dragons, OH NO! At this rate the dragons won't be able to find anything to eat soon. Especially now that McDonalds is closed.

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  12. Well, I didn't quite expect THAT ending. XD

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  13. Wow, would I love to see that movie! I only hope the dragons are the friendly talking kind, like Puff. Very fanciful and fun writing.

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    1. Would make a good movie. Thanks Perry!

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  14. Oh, nice! I'd love it all to come full circle... And Luna moths are so cool, but never mind...

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  15. Nice one! This combines two of my favorite "what ifs" - what if a natural disaster occurred that truly changed the planet, and what if "monsters" were real or rather what if things we thought were monsters were scientifically possible only we hadn't discovered them yet. Very well done! :)

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  16. Wow, this is quite a story, Yolanda! What if is right? I like the mystery of the caverns under the ice and the monsters filling the sky. The ice and dragons remind me of Game of Thrones, which I love. Very imaginative.

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  17. You had me with the first line.
    The Dragons are the icing on the cake!

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  18. Yolanda, this is wonderful. The narrative is so clear and the story is well crafted. It manages to tell a complete story in 100 words. Very impressive.

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  19. I hope the dragons will do a better job of looking after it than the previous custodians. Great story - very dramatic.

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  20. Great story! Perfect lead in and ending.

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