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Capitalism’s Death-Knell

by Venky

SPF 10-07-18 CE AYR 4

(Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr)

When it actually happened, the scramble was unlike anything anyone had witnessed ever before. A mildly exciting but otherwise docile event metamorphosed in the mere blink of an eye, into arguably the most ingenious and novel advocacy campaign ever!

The dangerous looking dinosaur, upon its unveiling was supposed to have mouthed a rambunctious “Hello” before going on to mesmerize and hold a packed auditorium in its thrall with a fascinating discourse on the evolution and extinction of itself and its unfortunate brethren.

As soon as the hall was bathed in the harsh glare of the strobe lights, a booming voice thus reverberated:

“Did you know that large forest fires in the western United States has increased over 500%, since the 1980s?”  As a gob smacked and rattled team of organisers, ran helter-skelter to find the hacker source, the animal merrily continued, “Glaciers have shrunk, ice on rivers and lakes is breaking up earlier, plant and animal ranges have shifted and trees are flowering sooner.” Efforts to turn off the speakers failed. “Earth’s average temperature has increased about 2 degrees Fahrenheit during the 20th century.”

Irreparable damage had been done. Heads would roll. But Capitalism had assimilated a deserved lesson!

(Word Count: 199)

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details visit Here.  To read more of the stories based on this week’s prompt, visit Here.

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