100-Word Story – That lost world.

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

The class gathered around the table in the Museum.

“These fragments are all that we have left of a sea creature that used to be common all over the world before the sea became too hot. It was called Coral.”

Jaxon put up his hand to ask a question.

“Yes, Jaxon what is it?”

“Was this another animal humans killed when we failed to tackle our pollution. Before we had to start living underground?”

“Yes, Jaxon, I’m afraid it is.”

The teacher couldn’t help shedding a tear for that lost world she’d loved, that these children will never know.

[99 words]

 

This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

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5 October 2018