Sunday, 30 September 2012

#SatSunTails - Just One Human

This weekend's prompts set by Rebecca Clare Smith are...

The following words may be used as a sentence in your story OR provide a basis for it:-
“uncommonly incredulous”
And here is your picture prompt:

 Just One Human

All it would take was just one human from this lousy planet to care.

Creeda surveyed the latest consignment through the mirrored glass. Each wired to monitor every emotional flicker.

 Varti was prosecuting today; he liked to put on a performance.

“This is your planet,” he began, spinning the glistening sphere in mid-air. “For many years you have abused its natural resources, polluted the ground with your toxins. You have not maintained the equilibrium and for that crime you world is on its final warning. If no one can be found as caretaker, your planet will be destroyed.”

The sphere cracked showing the extent of the toxic damage. Its molten core spewed out into a lifeless puddle. The stench was said to be overpowering to humans and yet most remained unmoved.

Uncommonly the monitor bleeped, Creeda scanned the faces with incredulity. Just one betrayed emotion, a single tear of compassion.

“Stop the trial!” She yelled.

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