100 Word Wednesday: Week 25

Thanks Bikurgurl. Memories of home for me here.

The experts wouldn’t listen.
Too intent on making a quick buck, they refused to accept how a new marina would affect the lives of the fishermen here.
It had happened elsewhere, concrete blocks diverting the natural tides, stripping the oyster beds and moving any underlying sand to create silt blockages which would stop the fish from spawning.
The villagers had failed in their petition against the development.
New apartment blocks would follow, and their quiet picturesque harbour would fall victim to bright lights, clubs and bars, pushing out the families that had lived there for generations.
‘Progress’ was a killer.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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10 Responses to 100 Word Wednesday: Week 25

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw In 100 words you have captured so well humanity’s desire for constantly changing Nature for Concrete. So sad!

  2. Michael says:

    Ain’t that the truth Di….good response to the image, enjoyed it.

  3. kittysverses says:

    A great story. Sadly, this is also true.

  4. bikurgurl says:

    It’s all about ‘progress’, right? Our ideas about what progress means have certainly changed over time; thankfully now, we can see the folly of this exploitation of resources. What a lovely story to give to this modest image. Thank you so much for joining us again this week 🙂

  5. Pingback: Wind-Up Week 25: 100 Word Wednesday – Bikurgurl

  6. micketalbot says:

    Super interpretation!

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