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Jakes’ Revenge

Copyright Ted Strutz
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There was almost no soil left on earth, the visitors to earth had seen to that. Jem had seen them land, and narrowly escaped their transformation of earth’s atmosphere.

It was strange the things that people had brought into the underground shelter when they fled from the poisonous blue gas. When George said that he would bring a comfort station no one expected him to arrive carrying a loo, for there was no spare water.

So the loo had become a throne to mankinds survival. It contained a small amount of soil, which was now being replicated, food then flowers.


I seem to have this printed out
Jakes is an old English word for the Privy.

This Post Has 16 Comments
  1. Dear Michael,

    A fitting revenge. I’ve just learned something. I didn’t know Jake…here in the States it’s John. 😉 Some apostrophe issues, my friend. The apostrophe is to show possession. Jake’s Revenge. ‘earth’s atmosphere.’ Nicely done aside from that.



  2. I’m sure they came up with innovative ways to “water” the plants 🙂 Hope we preserve clean water around the world and don’t end up like this story.

    Nicely done.

  3. I’m not sure if he was a genius or an idiot.

    Making soil that way reminds me of the movie The Martian – the part where the astronaut left behind farms Martian soil.

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