The minute the stranger walked into her tent, she recognized him. The turning point, at last.

His face was creased with weariness, but his eyes held a shining light of hope matching her own. He spoke aloud the words she’d heard so many times in her visions.

“We’re in trouble. The only way we can save the planet is with great minds of compassion and understanding. We’ve seen that your gift of prophecy comes from a deep knowledge of cosmic consequences, a regretful acceptance of human weaknesses, and the willingness to weep. Will you join us?”

“Yes,” she said simply.

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

Great story Julie. I’m glad I don’t have your protagonist’s gift. I already weep for the state of our little planet without the gift of foresight. She’s certainly doing her best to fight back. I think she’s fed up with the human race and trying to do something about it in the only way that she can.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
1 month ago
Reply to  Julie Harris

Sorry for the misunderstanding Julie, I wasn’t describing your protagonist as being fed up with the human race or that she is fighting back. It’s Earth I was describing. And we need people like your protagonist to help make things better so that the Earth isn’t so keen on rejecting us. We are hurting the Earth, she is fighting back. Hope that clears things up a bit ?

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Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate (@thompson-emate)
1 month ago

I believe Julie all is indeed not lost. Although it’s hard, let’s still not throw away hope.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock (@linda-rock)
1 month ago

These 100 words are like the opening paragraphs to a much bigger story Julie; one so full of hope. I’d really like to read more!

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