Sue’s chosen a beautiful picture of the dawn this week.
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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a morning sky aflame above dark landscape, whose horizon is marked only by trees…
It was a new day.
No-one was allowed outside to embrace the dawn, to bask in the golden tendrils of the sun which snaked across the sky seeing off the night.
The sirens had gone off and in an orderly exodus they had gone to the mountain caverns.
Many had stayed behind to give the young a chance, each having been drugged unknowingly to respond immediately without fear or flight when the inevitable happened.
It was one of the best planned military operations in history, mass mind control.
Sleepy heads raised from their cots, each safe in their own cocoon, few knowing what was happening or even where they were. Rations and medications were handed out, everyone obeying without question.
A new day.
As light replaced darkness, millions of bodies lay scorched beyond recognition in the sun’s relentless rays. Their world no longer existed.
The heat wouldn’t last and would quickly be replaced by ice.
Hopefully the New Age would be short and there would be some survivors in future generations to begin again, groomed by the experts not to make the same mistakes.
Nature had a way of putting things right but it took time……. and She had more than most.