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“Humans are extinct now. Finally, we are free of the plague. Now nature shall take what belongs to it. They have left quite a task for us, though. It will take hundreds of years to decompose the last inch of their garbage. But we have billions of years to enjoy the beauty of the planet. Hope, next time God sends someone who values us, after all, it’s us who gives them life.” Said the tree and crept to slowly devour one of the insignificant structures made by humans.

This post is written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. PHOTO PROMPT by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.


  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Love the take, I can just see that tree devouring the house. Also like the image of humans as a plague – well done.

  2. trentpmcd says:

    Nicely done. I like how everyone sees something different in the prompt – I only half noticed the tree, but you are right, it is devouring the building, though it may take more than a century.

  3. Beautiful take on the prompt Priya.

  4. what man has done to what nurtures him…
    Sad reality
    That’s why I ask everyone to do their bit… small or big every effort towards protecting your mother nature is worth….
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  5. Dear Priya,
    And the trees would be well within their rights to devour wasteful humans. Imaginative story.

  6. Dale says:

    Love this take, Priya. Humans are a plague, aren’t we?

  7. granonine says:

    I wonder what made us extinct? Did we kill each other off, or was there a pandemic that took all human life? Intriguing idea 🙂

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    Only removing humans will stop destruction of earth, some thought indeed. Why not channelise the destructive energy of humans towards something constructive?

  9. jillyfunnell says:

    Terrific take! I can see the tree devouring the building. Well done.

  10. Dahlia says:

    Loved your take on the prompt!

  11. Got to watch those trees. There is revenge in their core. Great take on the prompt.

  12. Really liked that, everyone loves a talking tree, just biding their time until the humans disappeared, then they can relax again.
    We should all be trees for a while

  13. Well done. It’s about time the trees fought back, so to speak.

  14. Jelli says:

    Mother Nature does take back what is hers. There’s a TV documentary series “Life After People” that delves into this reality with some scientific speculation. I’ve watched the series many times as the subject has a certain fascination for me. I can, with your story envision the creeping vines, the slithering moss, the hardy weeds all pushing through and around the stones carving out their existence and wiping man’s “plague” from the landscape. Well done! Bravisimo!

  15. I’m going to try and watch life after people tonight.

  16. subroto says:

    Humans as a plague? I guess in some ways we are. The planet will outlive us in the end. Nice take on the prompt.

  17. pennygadd51 says:

    Great take on the prompt! I hope that we’ll be able to avert ecological disaster, but time is rapidly running out.

  18. I enjoyed your story. It was a clever take on the prompt and the voice was creative.

  19. Loved the take. Humans have feasted and molested the nature long enough. Time the tables turned.

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