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100 word fiction: Mornings #AtoZChallenge

100 word: Mornings

It was unusual to see the streets so empty without the incessant honking. There were almost no pedestrians to worry about crossing the roads without a care in the world.

Birds of all shapes and sizes which had not been seen in the city for decades had suddenly reappeared as if out of magic.

Every morning, it was a struggle to catch the commuter train to work but not today. The central station had gone so quiet that even a falling pin would have made noise. There were platforms where you couldn’t see a soul even when a train arrived.

Quote: No one left and no one came on the bare platform.

Linking to dVerse Prosery challenge: Edward Thomas & Wordless Wednesday

I am taking the A to Z Challenge 2020 with Blogchatter and my theme is Microfiction

 

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24 Comments

  1. Lockdown! it’s amazing to see how quickly nature creeps back into the city.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yes it definitely is. Or shall we say that nature taking its rightful space :).

  2. Time has suspended his flight, everybody’s home, nature is coming back, silence, and clean air too.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Hopefully, all these are there to stay for longer than one can imagine.

  3. Anagha Yatin

    Humanity has come to standstill and so have the man made things. Nature is reclaiming back what it rightfully belonged to her by making the humans bow on their knees.
    – Its M for Mystique Lane at https://canvaswithrainbow.com/mystique-lane/

  4. alpanadeo

    Lockdown has changed many things. Some are for good. It taught us to respect whatever we have.

  5. You’ve captured the essence of the current scenario so aptly, Aseem! Evocative piece of micro-fiction and perfect for the quote you shared.
    Thanks for sharing and for jining us this week.

    Stay safe and take care.
    Cheers

  6. Natasha

    Hey Aseem,

    Good to see you back on #WW after a little break. Lovely shot, and interesting piece of micro fiction.

    Hope things are good in your neck of woods.

    Take care!
    Natasha
    https://natashamusing.com/2020/04/palacio-do-deao-a-charming-mansion-in-goa-wordlesswednesday-wednesdaywisdom/

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Natasha. It feels to good to be back. All is fine at my end and hopefully the same is the case with you as well :).

  7. Strangely are we accepting that nature and man cannot coexist??

    • transitionofthoughts

      I am sure they can but I guess its the way humanity is played with nature is what is the predominant problem or general issue as such!

  8. While it is wonderful to see nature reclaim many things, I’m one of those sceptical about the “humans are the problem” narrative. Our present way of living is the problem, is probably more of a correct assessment, in my humble opinion. 🙂

    • transitionofthoughts

      Hmm actually I think its the way of the living is what is the problem. But if one sees from the perspective of animals, they would generally feel that its humans themselves who have caused all issues whether its the pollution, deforestation, damage to the habitats and what not!

      • Arundhati Roy said that this pandemic is a portal. An opportunity for us as a species to choose whether we want to continue with the old way, or find a better, more sustainable route ahead.
        Let’s hope we can find the good ways.

  9. That is a great image of the world in suspended animation.

  10. It’s the nature way of teaching. I hope, we Humans, would improve after this.

    • transitionofthoughts

      I hope this can be good enough to push this to make the changes we wish to see.

  11. Lockdown tends to have that effect. Great story. 🙂

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