First Line Friday: March 29th, 2019

Your line from Dylan for this week’s challenge is:

The neon glow enveloped the city built by and for corporations.

The neon glow enveloped the city built by and for corporations.
Money was to be made and lost, lives thrived or ruined at the turn of a card or flash of a needle.
Anything was possible and made available for a cost, you only had to ask.
Now it was a ghost town, empty and cold.
Gone were the nights of activity both on and off the streets.
The stench of decay replaced soured perfume and aromas of exotic foods.
No more the clack of heels on the sidewalk or the whisper of a bicycle messenger as he passed by on soft tyres.
No longer the sounds of music and laughter, discussions and bartering.
The city had devoured itself as greed and corruption had taken its toll.
In the silence, a neon glow was all that remained of a city built by and for corporations that no longer existed.

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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5 Responses to First Line Friday: March 29th, 2019

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    OMG I am so sure that this is where things are leading. Brilliant Di. But SO haunting! X

  2. Sadje says:

    Interesting and innovative story

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