Thursday photo prompt: Daybreak #writephoto

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.


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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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24 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Daybreak #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Let’s hope we lean before such a scenario can become a reality.

  2. Sadje says:

    This is a scary scenario.

  3. Very powerful, especially in light of the current Coronavirus scare.

  4. jenanita01 says:

    This is depressing, for we could be closer than we know…

  5. Saumya Agrawal says:


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  7. willowdot21 says:

    This is really intriguing Di, there is a bigger story here ! 💜

  8. The ominous tone is chilling. Well done. Let’s hope a version of this doesn’t come to pass.

  9. I don’t think my last comment came though so…… this story gave me goosebumps! I love the idea of nature self-correcting, even if the results are gruesome.

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