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!”


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.



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.


  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.


    • 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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