A walk across Thames

Prompt -

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Finish the story that begins with:  The people waved at him from the bridge below.

The people waved at him from the bridge below – they cheered him across the waters.

It is a bloody miracle. One said.

True. I shall never forget this 25th day of June in the year 2011 of our Lord. Another replied.

It is just another illusion of Steve. A skeptical spectator commented.

What illusion ….. is the Thames an illusion or Steve gliding over the water an illusion?

Scared Steve remembered his teacher telling him – there is a prerequisite for aligning with water one should be able to breathe it. There is always an alternative – I shall just imagine a bridge and walk across it and he stepped into the Thames.

Oblivious of the crowd he made it half way across the stretch of the river opposite to the Houses of Parliament in London. The bridge disappeared as a River Police yanked him off the waters.

Words ~ 147

PS – This little piece of fiction is based on a true incidence.

The Expanding Orbit!

Prompt ~

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Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Egyptians, Mayans, Babylonians besides many others developed calendars based upon a 360-day year. Long-long ago the earth did have an orbit of precisely 360-day year.

As the earth hardened and the universe expanded – the orbit adjusted to changing gravity. The year lengthened to the present 365.4 days. This was responsible for the evolution of animals.

Life developed in sea and evolved to shelled creatures. A new shell-form developed for each second of increase. Most of these vanished along with the dinosaurs 66m years ago.

The distortion of time and its impact is depicted in this cast. The guide explained.

Words   ~ 100

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


 

The Sunday Yarn ~ Unneccessary demolition!

Prompt ~

Demolition of an old building.

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‘Tools and machines do not demolish ….. there is always a motive behind it;  and often it can be labeled as human greed.’ The prompt had triggered one of Dom’s moods.
I – What is so special about it?
D – The cost.
I – Yes, it is expensive.
D – It is not about rupees and dollars.
I – (?)
D – The pollution and depletion of our natural resources – environmental costs.
I – So we make all old buildings a heritage site (wink).
D – No! Deconstruct, refurbish and recycle rather than demolish.
I – You really think it is a solution.
D – Yes, unless it is a quest for occult ritualistic sacrifice for ulterior motives.
I – (?)
D –Like the 9/11 demolition of twin towers.

Words  < 200

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Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.

 

Dom (pronounced as Ohm with a D) is a childhood friend. He has idiosyncratic ideas that are often hilarious and occasionally baffling. To read other posts about him click on the link below.

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The music room!

Prompt ~

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Copyright – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

The futuristic music room was completely enclosed and surprisingly sterile. Only the computer technicians had access to it. The super-computer coordinated the uninterrupted music. The music was channeled to a room that housed twenty victims of Alzheimer disease.

AD is a proteopathy – a disease caused by wrongly folded protein at molecular level.

If a succession of frequencies and musical notes corresponding to the succession of amino-acids in a protein is entered in a synthesizer – a melody is obtained. These melodies are capable of generating the right proteins in biological systems.

The therapy would soon be undertaken at Orpheus Health Sanctuary.

Words   ~ 101

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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.


 

The Sunday Yarn ~ The second flood

Prompt ~

Two statues symbolizing Cross Channel Swimmers

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Humans are addicted to air; it is impossible to let go the idea of breathing air.

However, that is exactly what the humans achieved (at least a few of them) post second flood in the history of this planet. The second flood did not recede in a year. It lasted for exactly 227 years.

Those who believed that the floods were brought about because of degradation of nature were true but those who believed that it would drive the  human species to extinction were wrong.

The humans learned to breathe through their skins like frogs.

The land mass that emerged had little land joined by long water channels. Humans routinely crossed them in search of food initially and for other reasons later.

The air-addiction of the human race prior to second flood was investigated only after the statues were recovered by a cross channel swimmer. It also initiated the study of human biology and genetics among post second-flood humans.

Words  < 200

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Thanks Al for the lovely prompt.