CCC#74: Tall Towers

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #74

The plague hit hard, the population halved in the first year, in the second year halved again. In the third year its source was found. It came from the ground, present in patches of contaminated soil.

Attempts to lift, remove and isolate the soil only resulted in a further spread and yet more deaths. Now we’re building tall towers to support our new housing… for those who survive.

No, I’ve no idea what these towers are intended for, found to the north of Yarmouth’s harbour. But they fascinated me.

And while I don’t usually mess with the photos, here I did add an ominous sky. Yea, well, the original was boring pale blue!

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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43 Responses to CCC#74: Tall Towers

  1. Sadje says:

    It looks natural.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Indira says:

    You really make it look gloomy.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I kept looking and looking at your picture this week and sadly nothing came to me. I like your story though.

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  4. Dale says:

    Nothing wrong with tweaking photos to serve our purpose (I’ve tweaked a few of mine to make them match yours, after all!)
    As for this story – as ominous as your sky…

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    I’m looking for an optimistic scenario and I’m sure I’ll find it!
    Yours isn’t entirely pessimistic because they’re still searching and have hope for their survival.
    I’ve seen some devastating scenarios on WP. This isn’t one of them. Keep em coming! 🙂💐

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  6. Lynn Love says:

    I ike that you tweaked this photo – the filter definitely adds something. Great idea for a story, that contaminated earth. Nicely told

    Liked by 1 person

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