“When will the destruction end,” he mumbled, locking his gaze on the viridian sea. It was cluttered with plastic when he started the clean-up project. It obliterated the majority of the aquatic life. Coral reefs were disease-ridden.

“Let’s do this,” he said, poking at a plastic bottle drifting past. He tossed it into a large plastic bag. “Ironic, that plastic is used to dispose of plastic,” he sneered.

Moray eel green caught his eye. For a moment hope flickered in his eyes. Are his efforts paying off? Is life returning to the ocean?  “Just another plastic bag,” he sighed.

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

Great story Marianna on a very serious subject. I nodded my head at your protagonist’s observation “Ironic, that plastic is used to dispose of plastic.” How true! Very nicely done!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Your story is so poignant, Marianna. This is a fact that is really sad. I couldn’t help but cry while reading your story. Well done. 

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Marianna Pieterse
1 year ago

You are welcome, Marianna. You are right. I feel it too. But we need a story like this to educate people on the destruction taking place in our environment. Your story serves many purposes. Great job, Marianna.

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

Although I am scared of moray eels, I liked your title. Glad that you took on the serious subject of pollution, Marianna.

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

Great story, Marianna. I too am in agreement with your protagonist’s observation about plastic being used to dispose of plastic. I was thinking the exact same thing when I emptied my kitchen bin earlier, though I do empty my clean rubbish loose into the dustbin and reuse the bin bag until it’s falling to pieces. It’s quite sad how reliant we’ve become on plastic!

Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

I agree with Carrie’s comment. I unfortunately also use plastic to dispose of plastic, this story makes me question my choices. And I appreciate that! Great job, Marianna.

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