Gaia

 

“Once upon a time, this land spun like a child’s marble of blue and green glass and hung in the heavens.”

“Spinning? Floating in the air? Preposterous!”

“It twirled in the sky, dancing with a moon, sun, and twinkling lights called ‘stars’.”

“Ignore her! ‘Tis nothing but a fairy tale from the feeble mind of an aged crone.”

“We waged war against a Goddess. Earth was worshiped—her powers immeasurable. We killed this world when we sought that power.”

“Ha! You claim we live on a mass of magic rubble?”

“No. We live on a mass grave of human greed.”

 

 

Flash Fiction Challenge over at Carrot Ranch

January 13, 2016 prompt: Once Upon a Time In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story beginning with “Once upon a time…”  Where you take the “fairy tale” is entirely up to you.

 

Sarah Brentyn Reef 99 Words - sig

 

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9 thoughts on “Gaia

  1. Oh Sarah. Your piece is as powerful as it is sad. I love the concept of Gaia, but you are right, we are hurtling towards her destruction. We take, take, take without thinking of what we need to give. Soon she will be deplete and we will (maybe) realise the folly of our ways. Too late. I love your imagery of the blue green glass hung in the heavens, twirling in the sky, dancing with the moon, sun, and twinkling stars. Please let it remain so. What a wonderful advocate you are.

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