Day 732

fake-forest

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Day 732 – I spent my day off in the 2nd greenhouse, the tropical garden. I breathed in lungful after lungful of fresh, moist clean air. The green was calming and the flowers beautiful. I felt great as the worries of the day faded. I thought about home.  The sky was deceptively blue.

Day 734 – I am told that the sky is orange as the latest storm hits.  We had hoped that worst of the chemicals would have condensated out, but we were wrong.

Day 739 – A broken pane let outside air into 2nd greenhouse at a total loss of life.

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Word count = 100

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42 thoughts on “Day 732

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Sometimes I think we will… After I posted this I read that smog in several European cities are above safe levels of smog, and, of course, I got the idea of orange skies from an article I read about cities down wind from the Australian fires…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      After I wrote this I read that many cities in Europe are having some of the worst smog problems they’ve ever experienced. I was thinking of today, but didn’t realize how close I was!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Rochelle. Good question. the answer is that each segment of the colony has airlocks between. So when the panel on the greenhouse broke, only that greenhouse was effected, the rest of the colony, including other greenhouse, perhaps some with food.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Life is very fragile, but humans are short-sighted and too often greedy… I hope this never comes to pass, but looking at the world today, I fear it may be too soon, if it hasn’t already started.

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  2. Dale

    So funny, I was reading yours as my notification came in that you liked mine! Spooky,
    As is your story… I worried about the glass breaking – and then you proved me right.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is funny, and things like that have happened to me a few times on the blogs. And I “accidentally” read yours at that time – I try to read the FF stories off of the link page in order, but hit yours going down my Reader and clicked in just seeing your name, not the picture.
      Unfortunately it looks like the “glass” protecting our world is slowly breaking as well… I hope we can heal it before it ends up like the story….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Tornadoes, wildfires, unpredictable rain, unbreathable air in many cities – yeah pretty bad, and if certain unmentionable politicians get their way, I think we will all need to live in little bubbles in the not too distant future…

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