100 Word Wednesday: Week 25

Thanks Bikurgurl. Memories of home for me here.
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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 and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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 🙂

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  6. micketalbot says:

    Super interpretation!

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