Our host for the First Line Friday challenge is Dylan Hughes.
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Everyone breathed easier at the first signs of spring.
It had been touch and go through the long harsh winters and barren years, the worst for over a century, many succumbing to the fever or various other ailments as there was a shortage of medicines and the emergency services could not cope.
Crops had failed and supplies diminished, but the Rich and well off fared worse than those below the poverty line.
Lessons could be learnt from those who had neither funds or means to live like kings in times of plenty, as they already knew how to make do, stretch rations and keep warm on a pittance.
Money and infinite credit were useless when there was nothing to buy, or people to be bought, and the gentry had no idea how to cook a rabbit, let alone trap and kill one. Gathering berries , herbs and foraging led to accidental poisonings due to ignorance, and with the collapse of technology as they knew it, the internet no longer existed. Everyone had become so dependent on gadgets, electronics and computers, few could think for themselves or outside the box of luxury homes with no heating, no electricity and empty cupboards, fields or stables.
The humble snowdrop pushed its way through the snow toward the sun.
Yes, many breathed easier at the first signs of spring.
Time to begin anew in more ways than one.