General Fiction posted January 22, 2021

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250 Word story contest entry

An Earth in Peril

by DragonSkulls

Short short story Contest Winner 

We feared the worst. I only imagined that this overwhelming
reality could ever actually come to fruition, yet it had. There
was no escaping. It was inevitable. All humanity could do
was hope and pray the whole world wouldn't be consumed
within the grasp of its horrors.

For years I've been doing research, traveling all over the
globe, seeking answers. Nearly every time, my evidence
concluded what I had feared. We were headed for disaster.
The very few that would survive would be those who had
no recollection, no insight of the devastation that would so
brutally ravish the entire world. The unknowing might outlive
this desolation. But clearly, those of us who knew, would not.

I conversed with scientists, realists, even creationists and none
had answers for what I sought. Each one wholeheartedly agreed,
we were in serious trouble. Many held back tears as I left. Some
actually fell to their knees and wept.

Finally, I made my plea to the President of the United States
to avoid this forthcoming downfall of mankind. For hours we
read until we both simply gave up hope.

He broadcasted this statement live. "After extensive research
by Homeland Security and the director of Environmental
Protection Agency, I have gotten with the leaders of all the
world's nations and with their support, I'm now signing an
executive order. Henceforth, every writing site on the planet
will be terminated. This, in turn, will prevent all of humanity
from suffering the cataclysmic effects of Global Boring."


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