This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. Thank you Louise!
Christine gave a sigh of remembrance as she watched the boat sail by. She could still remember when everybody used cars and buses on wheels. Ever since global warming had really started to kick in with the ice caps melting cars had become a thing of the past. There were no roads anymore I’m right which had been caused by rising sea levels.
Her son Dan jumped off the bus through what had previously been a first story window but was now the front door. He looked critically at her, “Mum, are you being sentimental again? You look like you are going to cry.”
“I just wish we had listened to all the warnings.”
“There is no point in living in our yesterday’s and wondering what if. We can’t go back and change the past so we have to make the most of our future and the way it is now.”
She gave him a watery smile. “You are probably right. Besides, no cars means no pollution. Better late than never.”
Written for flash fiction for aspiring writers