QUICKSILVER

Shimmering silver on the sand, the last chance to grasp it.

Too late, it recedes and is gone, disappearing into the distance.

Once it had been gold. Then, oil. Now it was water. The most valuable commodity in the world.

Now he was left with just the sand. Worthless sand that covered the earth in abundance.

It wouldn’t keep him alive.

He trudged on, following the diminishing line of silver on the horizon in the vain hope he would catch up with it.

His throat burned as the sun beat down upon him.


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Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt: Silver curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.


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35 thoughts on “QUICKSILVER

  1. I love the sand at the sea, but in this story, which once again seems to close to reality, not so much!
    On a brighter note, I am enjoying a certain book, though you have made me gasp a couple times already and say “No!” , you also have made me smile! 🙂

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  2. Oh! My I feel you have just looked into our future. It would be wonderful if we could learn from this pandemic… But we are humans and history says differently. We never learn 💜💜💜

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