When everything that could be destroyed had been destroyed, when every animal and bird and fish that could be killed had been killed, when every river and every ocean had been poisoned, when every glacier had been melted and every mountain had been defaced they heaved a sigh of relief.
It had taken them just one hundred years to achieve what their forefathers had failed to achieve in hundreds of years. It was a great victory and they were proud of it.
But one day, unexpectedly, the alarms went off. Everyone was up and agitated.
“How? Where? When? It can’t be true? It can’t happen? It has happened? What about the fail-safe systems that had been installed? Someone must have sabotaged? No? Must be aliens? Yes?”
A seed lying buried for years had sprouted and a beautiful flower had bloomed on the plant.
Troops were ordered to use anything and everything they wanted to use and to exterminate the plant that had challenged their ingenuity and had found a way to live.
Troops executed the order with ruthless efficiency. They all gloated at their victory.
A post for A to Z April (2015) Challenge
Letter V for Victory
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