Amid the Black Sea

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Hattie held the leaf high, watching as the blackened surface melted and crumbled, the wind snapping the stem and sending the remains twisting to oblivion.  Her eyes focused beyond it: to the greenhouse stretching high above, its precious cargo of rare species now writhing beneath a sea of tiny black beetles.  Hattie remembered the first watering of each plant trapped inside: her tears gave final succour to the earth below.

(c) Tim Austin 2016.  Image by Sandis Helvigs via Unsplash.

A bit of a departure, here – I came across this https://only100words.xyz/2016/11/24/three-line-tales-week-forty-three/ on my travels and it sparked my imagination.  Do visit Sonya’s blog – there’s plenty to enjoy!

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7 thoughts on “Amid the Black Sea

    marple25mary said:
    November 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    This is a beautiful story! I was finally able to follow your blog just now. I could view it on my iPad, but not follow or comment. Don’t know why, but it works now, and that’s what counts. I’d love it if you’d write a story around the word recompense, and of course, I’d be happy to rebel og. 🙂

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      Tim Austin responded:
      November 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Hi Mary – thank you so much, and thank you for the word 🙂 I’ll write it up soon and let you know when it’s up! Tim x

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        marple25mary said:
        November 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

        Cool! I’ll look forward to it.

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    Prakash Hegade said:
    November 27, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    ahh! This was a very nice read.. 🙂

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      Tim Austin responded:
      November 27, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Parkas 🙂 Do take a glance around at the other stories on the site, if you’d like. I’m on the look out for new one word story titles too – perhaps you’d like to suggest one?

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        Prakash Hegade said:
        November 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

        I will head to blog soon and check out.. 🙂

        Will be back on that soon.. 🙂

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