Posted on by rogershipp

Photograph by Eberhard Grossgasteiger on Unsplash


By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

She told us, she warned us repeatedly through story, through song and finally, she showed us. Even with the showing, we did not listen. Even when chaos reigned down on us from above, when fiery rockets of molten lava spewed from below, when oceans rose and deserts disappeared; still we did not listen. We forced her hand and being who she is, she could not, would not back down.

We became the enemy. We became the infestation. We who had been given this paradise of greenery, of sustenance, of life; repeated our own history without garnering one single learned moment from the eons and eons of quiet pleas, the unheard cries, the high decibel screams she issued. The animals could hear, the flowers and the plants could hear, the mountains, the seas, the deserts and the trees could hear. But we could not hear. We did not hear. We would not hear. Some did. Some heard and tried to rally around the trees, the oceans, the deserts and the flowers; but they weren’t enough or they too, were too late.


  1. rogershipp says:

    It finally re-directed me here.

    What a catastrophic for not heeding the stories.

    Enjoyed… if you can say ‘enjoy’ for a disaster story.

    Thanks for participating.

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    1. Thank you Roger and thank you for reopening this great flash fiction community prompt site! I can not figure this website out no matter how hard I try!! Sorry for the confusion!

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      1. rogershipp says:

        It seemed to be fine. You are there! Your page is just redirected. I will play with this on my end. It could be completely MY FAULT! I am so glad you are participating!

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