#tuesdayuseitinasentence: Winking into darkness

Earth rise - earth from the moon

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There was no one to feel the blast, to bend under the pressure wave or see the glass turn to powder in the window frames, the bricks vapourise beyond dust.

No one was there when the tsunamis hit, dissolving what remained of the houses and factories, the schools and churches, washing the land clean of man.

Everyone from the blue green planet was strapped inside their metal pods, breathing recycled air, drinking recycled water, flying to new worlds burning under new suns.

Some would always yearn for the old life, but all that was left of home now were stories, myths of warm oceans and blue skies. And soon even they vanished like a distant star winking into darkness.


Written for Stephanie at Word Adventures’ #tuesdayuseitinasentence – this week the word is BLAST. See here to join in and to read the other stories.



10 thoughts on “#tuesdayuseitinasentence: Winking into darkness

  1. I like this. It’s the kind of scenario I can imagine. Only difference being I’d not be so optimistic that all human life was in those pods. I’m more inclined to think most of it would be swishing around with the window glass dust.

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    1. Very true – most of us will be dust, if we’re lucky, as those in power or wealthy enough to buy a rocket ticket will be waving from their metal pods. Sobering thought


      1. It made me think of that disaster film where the rich got away in arks and one of the final shots shows them scuttling off to their apartments on board—one of them is the queen with a selection of corgis.

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      2. Ha! I would say I can imagine that becoming reality, but I doubt the Queen and Prince Philip would survive the G forces! Now, Wiliam and Kate …


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