The Purge: A 26-Word Microstory

Thick green globs of algae slithered across the earth, determined to suffocate all human life.

“Years of thievery, destruction, now we’re trapped. Earth is purging herself.”

© Jade M. Wong 2016

In this photo taken Wednesday, July 3, 2013, a Chinese tourist covers himself with seaweed on a beach plagued by an algae bloom in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. (AP Photo) CHINA OUTSubmission to Grammar Ghoul’s Shapeshifting 13 #50. Word Count: exactly 26 words.

14 thoughts on “The Purge: A 26-Word Microstory

  1. Despite awareness in environmental arena, we tend to take two steps backwards and abuse Nature. And are rapped on the knuckles .

    Good take on the prompt on World Ea r th Day.

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    1. Yes! Despite the awareness we still seem to be stubbornly in the belief that Nature will allow us to keep abusing her and that there will be no consequences for our actions.

      Thanks for the read and comment 🙂 I didn’t even realize it was Earth Day!


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