The Edge

PHOTO PROMPT © Miles Rost

The last few days of the journey were the hardest.

It had started with the towers Jorg had known through his life, day after day of walking amongst those giants sprouting from the tarmac.

But they had shrunk.  Space was seen, as was that terrible grey turmoil called the sky.

Eventually the buildings ceased to exist at all.

Asphalt stretched forever, an occasional concrete pillar breaking the monotony.

Then he reached the fabled edge of the world. 

It existed!

The pavement came to an end, and with only a cable blocking his way, green and blue stretched to the horizon.

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word count = 100

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34 thoughts on “The Edge

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do hope he lives happily ever after in that new green world… Of course there are duel meanings – maybe Jorg isn’t that bug in the photo and he is living in some dystopian nightmare world were everything is paved over…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. It is a matter of perspective – from one person’s perspective this is strong environmental statement, from another, it is about a bug finding it’s way across a typical city ;)

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  1. granonine

    You’ve taken me waaaay back into my early elementary years. There was a lovely park across from our apartment house. Lots of room to run, get up a ball game, just relax and have fun. Then someone, we never knew who, closed a large part of the green off, and made a paved parking lot out of it.
    It felt like a death in the family.

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  2. pennygadd51

    What a fascinating story! You make me wonder what has happened that so much of the world has been built over, without even the space for a few parks or trees.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. We have to increase revenue and profits year after year, no matter the cost. If the populations shrinks, profits go down. Anything that lowers profits is evil, even if it is trees…

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      1. trentpmcd Post author

        OK, I was being very cynical – the other explanation is that Jorg is the bug in the photo, so those days journey were perhaps a couple of miles…

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