(PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook)
They called it the “Perfect Paradise.” If the confluence of sun, sky and sand made for a horripilation inducing spectacle, the jagged dwarf table top peak exacerbated the effect, although its features made it seem more an eyesore than a majestic manifestation. The locals took to calling it “The Hunchback of Notre dam.” Soon nature was ravaged by the touch of commercialism and the tentacles of capitalism. They first built a bridge connecting the two extremes of the island. Resorts and restaurants mushroomed like ugly fingers. Finally, when they ran out of money they abandoned it.
Sullied. Adulterated. Tarnished. Dumped.
(Word Count: 100)
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You paint a realistic picture of many resort towns, desired holiday destinations for a short while, left to decay into eyesores when the boom limps into lethargy.
Nice one. 🙂
As always a pleasure … 🙂
A bleak picture pained indeed. very well done.
So sad that the beautiful place is broken because of its beauty. That reminds me of the instagram hordes that all go to the same spot and ruin crops and nature just to get their selfies.
Absolutely! Bang on the dot. I concur wholeheartedly.
Another new word for me–horripilation. Love it. And in just 100 words, you have described what happens whenever the developers get their hands on an unadulterated piece of land.