Photo Challenge #352

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At first, they thought it was fun not to go to work or school, then it became a game as to who could get away with not abiding by the rules. As the years progressed, it turned to despair as everyone was forced to stay in their homes.
There were virtual classrooms and offices everywhere, like the holograms in the science fiction television programmes from the 20th century. They became so real, eventually
no-one saw a difference, or wanted to. They were safe in their own little world as no two worlds met, mingled, or merged. You could exercise, shop, and meet up with virtual people from the comfort of your sitting room at the push of a button.
Procreation was by mail order, sperm samples being collected by drones and delivered to huge conglomerate establishments for analysis and elimination. Pregnancy was in a laboratory, and subsequent offspring cocooned in skyscrapers never knowing their ancestry, no more than lab rats in a gilded cage.
Yet still infection took hold, the disease mutating to adapt to each new host.
The toxic clouds rose above the skyline.
There was no other choice now.

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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16 Responses to Photo Challenge #352

  1. Sadje says:

    A grim scenario!

  2. Oh my, Di, this is very good. Really chilling.

  3. Fandango says:

    Whoa! And I thought my take was dystopian!

  4. Carol anne says:

    absolutely brilliant take on the prompt, Di! ❤

  5. murisopsis says:

    So bleak and sad. I really hope this is not a prediction that comes true!!

  6. Sandi says:

    I do have to say that is the coolest photo.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Di, you read my mind 💜💜

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