Controlling Resources

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Photo copyright: Jan Wayne Fields

The arid landscape would be transformed, well at least that’s what the Force co-operative said. They also said that it was all about recovering the earth’s supply of water. No one realised then, that the disappearance of over half of the earth’s surface water was down to the Force co-operative.

No one realised the co-operative was diverting vast amounts of ocean water into its underground empire. An empire built using deceit and stealth. Perhaps at the beginning the co-operative had laudable aims, but then Dacia took over at the helm of Force, with her agenda of world dominance..

Mike attempting to  write.

Mike attempting to write.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Iain Kelly

    Dystopian sci-fi at its finest Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Pleased to hear that, thank you Iain,

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    Ominous story. Nicely done.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Ominous will do for me, thank you Rochelle

  3. Susan A Eames

    Goodness, that was chilling!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    1. Michael Humphris

      Chilling just like the weather here in Yorkshire tonight. Thank you Susan

  4. jillyfunnell

    Dacia at the helm means big trouble.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am afraid that it does. Thank you jilly

  5. pennygadd51

    The dry landscape in the prompt does make you wonder where the water went…good take on the photo, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Penny,

  6. granonine

    Yeah, you have to watch out for the Forces of the world. Usually they’re not benevolent 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you granonine

  7. Sarah Ann

    A fulsome snippet of a much bigger story methinks – so much to think about what has gone before, and what might be to come.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Sarah,

  8. lisarey1990

    Chillingly wonderful.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thanking you for your kind comment

  9. James McEwan

    Another Bond Villain in the making.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Now that’s a great thought. I wonder if there would be a film contract in the offering?

  10. michaelwynnauthor

    Sinister. Control the water you control the world

    1. Michael Humphris

      It does seem that Dacia, is the worst of villains,

  11. yarnspinnerr

    Well thought out. The next world war may be about controlling water sources.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I believe that it has already started, as differing nations vi for the control of the two poles.

      1. yarnspinnerr

        True. We have different counties fighting for their share of river water. Even cross water from cross border rivers are a contentious issue.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Water can be so valuable, yet often we complain if it rains.

  12. Liz Young

    Why do all the baddies want world dominance? I might manage to run a small island, but the entire world? No thanks!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Liz, I think that I would struggle even with a small island.

  13. gahlearner

    Stealing the water off a planet is a devastating thing to do. So how do we stop them?

    1. Michael Humphris

      I am not such, but time will tell, for I working on that part of the recovery plan.

  14. Nan Falkner

    Science fiction and wonderfully written! Nice!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Nan

  15. athling2001

    Dangerous times. Again, show not tell:)

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are right, just at the moment I am struggling with a raft of activities; which has tempted me to stop writing flash fiction, for I find myself not giving enough time to my writing.

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