I was at a loss for words. As my eyes set upon the aesthetic scenery, they melted with a deep feeling of awe. They saw a terrain ornate with the greenest grass and the bluest waters. They were set upon a waterfall, emptying into a crystal-clear pond and cascading down ever so gracefully, putting the most elegant dancers to shame. They saw a place containing the most bewitching animals who majestically trotted around the landscape as if they were its rulers. They saw a place that radiated a potent feeling of welcoming—enticing my mind to stay there forever—never even wanting to set foot out of it. It was the personification of eternal bliss—a paradise that challenged the celestial grandeur of heaven itself.

Anyone who walked through it would only be more enchanted by its beauty. They could feel the soft ground beneath their feet, with just the right amount of dew-covered leaves scattered on the rich, brown soil. They would smell a fragrant aroma—precisely like jasmine’s aromatic scent—that pervaded the entire area. They could hear the soft chirps of the striking birds or the gentle thuds of deer hooves parading around the landscape.

It was a place unknown to man; however, I had just discovered it. Without hesitation, I photographed the entire place for the world to see. As I traveled back home, I visualized the praise I would receive for uncovering such splendor.

A few years later, as I became wiser, my mind decided for me to revisit the place I had come upon. As I journeyed to my discovery, I could not help but wonder how it had evolved over the years.

When I arrived, I realized that there was a town. “That was weird,” I thought. “It was right here.” Now, only dust roads and polluted skies were present.

I approached a local and asked, “Do you know where I may find the natural beauty located around here?”

She replied, “What beauty? The only things you will find in a 100-mile radius are polluted towns and cities.”

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 month ago

Welcome to Voice.club, Tanish. How sad that such a place of beauty can disappear so irrevocably. And forgotten so quickly. Your descriptions at the beginning of the story give you a real sense of being there. Well done.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
1 month ago

Welcome to Voice.Club, Tanish. Oh, what a pity you could not have described the ugly polluted town first and its transformation into a gorgeous wholesome natural beauty spot!
I guess you made more of a shocking statement. Well done!

1 month ago

Hi Tanish – Welcome to the Club! Great story, and I especially like your title, and the beautiful featured picture  😀 

Paula Lucas
Paula Lucas(@paula-lucas)
1 month ago

You’ve created a piece of writing that really makes you stop and think. Well done.

1 month ago

Powerful writing Tanish and so true of how we treat beautiful things.

Paxton Maus
Paxton Maus(@paxtonmaus)
1 month ago

The imagery felt so real and vivid that I was surprised this was a work of fiction!

Srawan Kumar
Srawan Kumar(@srawan-kumar)
1 month ago

Hey Tanish,

That is really a wonderful truth, you’ve portrayed it very well.

Last edited 1 month ago by Srawan Kumar
Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
1 month ago

A well-crafted story, Tanish. Indeed nature is awe-inspiring. I only hope that the message of “Save the Earth” will ring true. Welcome to Voice.club.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
30 days ago

Congratulations on your recognition by Voice.Club.Great start, Tanish!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
29 days ago

Hello, Tanish. Welcome to voice club. You figured it out. Development or evolution is not bad. The only bad thing is that evolution has caused us to destroy the ecosystem and even caused pollution that gradually kills people. I feel sad about the current situation of our ecosystem. But the key to change is only held by people. It is up to us to choose the right decision to save the world.

Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
29 days ago

Tanish, congratulations on your Third Place Public Vote!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
14 days ago

Congratulations on your win, Tanish.

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