Transfer station

Photo Prompt curtsy of M M

Photo Prompt curtsy of Na’ama Yehuda

Ellen we have no choice, we have to leave the old city. I know that it holds so many happy memories for us. But New London is the future, it has no cars, so no fumes. There are no weather outrages, no need to walk unless you wish to. Crime has almost been abolished, just think about it Ellen.
We will be able to live longer, gliding around a new city on hovering borths. They are the vehicles of the future. We will live in a new city beneath an umbrella of plastic. It’s a fabulous way to use plastic.

A morning walk at Burnsall

A morning walk at Burnsall

This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. neilmacdon

    Sign me up for a borth

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are a brave men, … give me the fresh air any day.

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    It sounds like the perfect plan. Let’s hope Ellen will get on board. Lovely story.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle … Plastic domes, they may be the answer to the ever increasing amount of plastic waste on planet earth.

  3. Na'ama Yehuda

    I was fine until that umbrella of plastic … 😉 Gave me “The Dome” vibes … 😉
    Nicely done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Na’ama I was not aware of “ The Dome ” by Stephen King. Now I feel that I am in good company… Sadly my domes are jet black for they make use of the mountain of plastic waste collecting on planet earth.

      1. Na'ama Yehuda

        Oh, oh, oh … well. I think I’ll take my risks not under the dome … 😉
        For now … 😉

  4. Iain Kelly

    New London sounds like quite the place to be.

    1. Michael Humphris

      It may not be all it is cracked up to be Iain, for the dome colour is jet black. As it is made using recycled plastic

  5. Dale

    I’m with Ellen… I’m staying put.
    Well done, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I think that staying put is OK for the moment, Dale.

  6. Keith's Ramblings

    It’s not for me! Great take Michael.

    Here’s my story.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Nor me Keith, but I am glad that you liked the story.

  7. Abhijit Ray

    Certainly alluring this new city. But Ellen may not agree. Difficult to give up old and embrace new.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I agree Abhijit, it can be very difficult to give up familiar surroundings, however good the new is.

  8. Bernadette Braganza

    Sounds good. I’d like a map to get there.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Maps are banned by those in charge, . Like all new things, getting access is hard. But I thank you so much for your comment Bernadette.

  9. theministryofshrawleywalks

    A cross between Wall-E and the Simpsons movie! Sounds like a nightmare

    1. Michael Humphris

      Wall-E is fun, but I never took to the Simpsons. Will planet earth end up with cities under domes, time will tell

      1. theministryofshrawleywalks

        It did in the simpsons! The EPA was responsible (environment protection agency)

        1. Michael Humphris

          ‘Environmental Protection Agency’, sounds to much like, having to acquiesce to authority.

  10. draliman

    Hmm, I’m in two minds about New London. It sounded great until I learned it’s encased in a plastic dome!

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are right to be careful, for the dome is made of black plastic.

  11. Natasha


    That sounds like my-kinda-plan. Except the plastic bit. Not going sign up for that.

    Interesting take on the prompt.

    Have a cheery weekend!


    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Natasha. At the present time you are right to not sign up to a dome covered city.

  12. Tannille

    I keep feeling like there is a catch.

    1. Michael Humphris

      You are right, at the present time, there are very many catches.

  13. patriciaruthsusan

    Good story, Michael. Living under a black dome sounds creepy to me. At least for now, I’ll stay in the open air. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne

    1. Michael Humphris

      Living where the air is free is much better in my view. Glad you commented on the story, thank you

  14. granonine

    Kind of a sci-fi feel to this one. I’d really like to see a borth 🙂

    1. Michael Humphris

      At times I would appreciate to be able to use a borth myself. Thank you Granonine

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