Prompt  ….


Deep finally cured himself of the itchy, black spots on his body that had bothered him for many years. Like others he too benefited by moving away from the pond village.
The slow but regular emigration has left less than a dozen residents here. Those who decide to stay are mostly old and disabled. They live with the glum acceptance that their village will die with them. Only the willow will remain to weep for them.
The same desolate picture is repeated in scores of villages across the globe where the surface and ground water has been poisoned by arsenic. 
Words ~ 100
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Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



26 thoughts on “Emigration

  1. What an awful situation. You know what this makes me think of, random thought — there is a Meryl Streep movie I think ‘Out of Africa,” and she is taking arsenic to cure her of an STD.
    How could that ever work, when it poisons whatever and kills rats?

  2. I worry about clean water too. In my part of America, they’ve done a lot of fracking in the past few years. Who knows what’s in that mixture they use to bust up the shale? Not only is it polluting the water, it’s causing earthquakes too.

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