“I see absolutely everything.”
I, and the others like me, are the guardians of this planet, assigned by the Dominion to observe the evolution of humans. My masters deposited the primordial soup of life on worlds across the void to create a universe of sentient peaceful beings. We nurture and watch these creatures, less they stray from the prime directive.
These humans are oblivious to our presence. They go about their lives, walking past us… without concern. The concern is ours.
Turmoil while learning to live as a cohesive population is a normal occurrence as humans mature. Conflict is a natural tendency, one the Dominions struggled to overcome in their infancy. However, these humans on this world committed a more heinous sign of immaturity. They abused the planet’s natural resources without remorse, and their world is dying.
Soon the Dominion will arrive to discipline their wayward children.
Word Count: 147
Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.
Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. https://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/
Direct link to this week’s stories… http://new.inlinkz.com/view.php?id=555031