Gloomscapes, Outdoors

Gloomscapes #9

Without further ado, here is Number Nine in the Gloomscapes series.

Today it’s abandoned shopping trolleys–or shopping carts if you prefer.

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The clocks stopped at one seventeen. There was a long shear of bright light, then a series of low concussions. I think it’s October but I can’t be sure. I haven’t kept a calendar for years. Each day is more grey than the one before. It is cold and growing colder as the world slowly dies. No animals have survived, and all the crops are long gone. Someday all the trees in the world will fall. The roads are peopled by refugees towing carts, and gangs carrying weapons, looking for fuel and food.

~from the movie The Road

And now, all that is left is empty shopping carts.

~me

#KeepOnGloomin’

Gloomscapes, Outdoors

Gloomscapes #7

It’s that time of the week to post another entry in Gloomscapes. And here in Part 7, let me tell you about one of the things I hate the most–littering.

It’s harmful to the environment, not to mention ugly. Which makes it perfect for my series.

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The red on the grass is especially striking.

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What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things
That you said were yours and mine

~Michael Jackson, Earth Song

#KeepOnGloomin’