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55 - The Quarry

First there were rocks and grasses, insects and small woodland creatures. Trees stretched toward the heavens, providing safe haven for passing birds. Then men came with machines and iron, ripping nature asunder for profit and glory. Soon business fancies changed, opportunities moved farther afield, and the men went away. Grass and trees came once again.











About Friday Flash 55: The challenge is to write a complete story in fifty-five words. If you've written a 55-flash, go let The G-Man know!

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

we came, we sawed down and then found somewhere else to exploit...

November 17, 2011 at 9:42 PM
G-Man said...

May the circle be unbroken.
Ann...You are a wonderful writer, you have a way of getting into our minds, and putting it into words.
Loved your 55
Thank you so much for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

November 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Margaret said...

Interests changed! Nice take on this 55.

November 17, 2011 at 10:44 PM
Alice Audrey said...

I'm reading Chesapeake by Jame Mitchner. In it, some of the first white settlers to that area burned off the old growth woods to make room for tobacco crops which depleted the soil. Then they moved on to other fields. 75 years later their descendants rediscovered the place, which had regenerated all but the oldest trees.

November 18, 2011 at 12:48 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Alice: Yes, we do this over and over, don't we? The pic is from Mt Ascutney in Vermont, where there are a lot of old ruins from a quarrying operation.

November 18, 2011 at 12:56 AM
mylittlewordz said...

I like the 'circle' of things here, humans are just passing through really.
Jamie

November 18, 2011 at 2:35 AM
Monkey Man said...

I love how mother nature takes back. It's rather encouraging.

November 18, 2011 at 5:18 PM