Careers Finished

Prompt curtsy of J Hardy Carroll

Jenny was happy the Eden Project was coming to her town. They had offered her employment as a biological horticulturist. As she walked home she considered her dream of creating a plant based cure for Alzheimer’s.

Thomas was happy, he had been accepted to play for Morecambe Town. Feeling the power increase he changed up a gear, only to catch a glimpse of a petite girl stepping off the pavement. As he braked hard, his car pulled to the left. Jenny died instantly.

Thomas recieved a broken leg. His car hit a tree that Jenny climbed as a child.

Footnote: The Eden Project team, along with others are working at developing a new site at Morecambe. Their web address is,

A fine day at Mevagissey

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Sometimes life is just random

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neil. It was a strange story to come to my mind, random, perhaps,

  2. pennygadd51

    Tragic story. The roads around the Eden Project need full concentration all the time. They’re definitely not suitable for speeding.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Penny.Tragic indeed, events in life can appear quite random, but sometime I do wonder.

  3. Dale

    Takes the six degrees of separation to another plane.

    1. Michael Humphris

      There are so many possibilities, it does makes me think. Six degrees or perhaps even more.

  4. msjadeli

    A tragic moment in fabric of reality 🙁

    1. Michael Humphris

      The fabric of life can seem rather strange. The longer I live, the more curious I get.

  5. Iain Kelly

    Fate can be twisted and cruel. Good story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The repetitive pattern in human life can seem rather strange. The longer I live, the more curious I get.

  6. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Tragic story. Very believable.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle

  7. Sandra

    And life can turn, or be snuffed out, just like that.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sadly all to often, thank you Sandra

  8. Keith's Ramblings

    Cie la vie.

    I had no idea the Eden Project was spreading its wings. That’s great.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It will be good for Morecambe if it happens, thank you Keith

  9. plaridel

    sigh, i was hoping for a happy ending.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Sorry Plaridel.a happy ending might have been better.

  10. granonine

    How quickly our hopes and dreams can be snuffed. Good writing, Michael. Realistic.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Linda,

  11. draliman

    The randomness of life.
    My first thought was “Eden Project” too, as it’s only a few miles from where I live.

    1. Michael Humphris

      The Eden centre is great, I have been twice. However I do like wild gardens more.

      1. draliman

        Me too!

  12. Tannille

    Sad. Makes me wonder what they could have done if they weren’t snuffed.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Tannille, yes we will never know,

  13. magarisa

    Hopes dashed in an instant. Very true to life.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you magarisa,

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