Friday, March 25, 2016

Kimberly Gould Week 193: Erosion

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Kimberly Gould’s Picture Choice: Both

Title: Erosion

Gaea cried. Normally her fresh tears rinsed away the damage of her breath, sending small particles toward deltas, banks and dunes. The humans, though, made her cry harder, and they turned her tears into hot, burning droplets that took the faces off statues and broke her skin. The ground was cracked, corroded, and her tears left trails of fire. Why did they do these things? Why didn’t the notice? What would make them stop?

In the end, she reminded herself, the faces would have worn away and her skin would slough and be reformed. In her way, the process took hundreds of thousands of years. Perhaps the gift of these humans was to speed up time. However, she couldn’t accept that it came without cost. It was only a matter of time until they saw that. She hoped it wouldn’t be too late.

Author’s Note: Sorry, the environmental scientist in me kick in.


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Kimberly Gould is the author of Cargon: Honour and Privilege, and it's sequel Duty and Sacrifice. She can be found most places as Kimmydonn, including


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