Sunday Whirl: wordle #506

Brenda Warren hosts the Sunday Whirl Wordle.  The idea is to use all 12 given words in a piece of prose, poetry or short story.  You can join in here.

No more did the natural springs pour their liquid life saver.
The earth crumbled and cracked under their feet, their crops failed, and many of their livestock died.
No-one understood what the symbol meant. It had been unearthed over a week ago, and nowhere was it listed in their history books.
People were anxious, and afraid.
The onslaught of drought had continued for months, and there was no end in sight.
The air was still and stuffy, tempers frayed, and the elders prayed for rain.
In desperation, farmers gave up the rights to their land and moved on. Those who remained looked for a sign that would slide them back towards prosperity. It didn’t come. In less than a year, the town was nothing but dust, just as it had been over two centuries before when the warning had been buried. Time had gone full circle.

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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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9 Responses to Sunday Whirl: wordle #506

  1. Wow. A very ominous story indeed.

  2. Ironically, right now I am reading a story called The Search: A Dust Bowl Love Story and this sounds like a summary from that story!

  3. murisopsis says:

    End of world drama – or is it just the beginning? Full circle indeed!

  4. kaykuala h says:

    Gets frightening when the signs awaited for did not come. With the current wave of the pandemic, it can be a reality easily in some remote regions. Thoughtful thoughts Di!

    Hank

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