Running dry

 

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -B. W. Beacham

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -B. W. Beacham

 

“Why is the river dry?” asked my best friend when i was showing him my native-town. It had been a long time since he had visited here and i could see that he was shocked.

“Well u know..because..” i tried to hide off my now apparent sadness.

“Because what?” Β he asked. Determination was adamant in his voice. I knew i couldn’t escape.

“Because of the company!”

“Which?”

I hesitated a little , i didn’t know how to put it.

“Yours” i said , guilt with a mixture of anger Β obvious in my voice.

 

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24 thoughts on “Running dry

  1. I like the notion of the company drying up the river, although, I wasn’t sure if you were talking about the friend being the company or a corporate entity. Keep going, Nadig! It’s good!

    • Well i just meant that the company he works is somehow responsible for the river running dry! Thank you πŸ™‚ Your words mean a lot to me πŸ™‚

  2. Perhaps being confronted with this will change his friend and his company practices. At least your narrator tried. Well done. “When i was showing him my native”–“land”, perhaps? It doesn’t make sense as is.

    janet

  3. Let’s hope the friend/company owner is as adamant about making things right as he is about learning why things aren’t the way they should be.

    All my best,
    Marie Gail

  4. Nadig, That’s a real problem that’s difficult to solve. With a shortage of jobs, someone is unlikely to change employment because of pollution. It takes a large number of people to put pressure on a company. Even then results are often not forthcoming. It can take years and the guilty parties often get out of any punishment. Money is very often tremendous power in some places.

    Susan

    • I totally agree Susan , many a times many people in a company won’t even be knowing that they would have been involved in environment issues let alone understand that they would have in some way even facilitated the destruction , To all those poor yet guilty souls!

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