Five-Hundred Word Challenge 679: Changing the Landscape

Devices and their surroundings were slowly changing the landscape in ways that were never expected, but always intended. Slowly, yet surely the removal of the plants for the placement of concrete was something that no one wanted to truly see, but seemed uninterested in stopping as it always seemed to move faster than one can perceive.

Of course that wasn’t necessarily the case, but the perception was always the thing that helped to hold back and the spreading to continue unabated.

This led to generations having differences in general perceptions of what was and was not natural as the surrounding landscape would undergo shaping and reshaping as efforts to push back against the spread would sometimes come into play and occasionally have small victories, but the memory of what the area was meant to look like was only a vague impression which could lead to further damage when trying to rejuvenate if not careful with selection. However, these victories were fleeting as there needed to be mass effort in order to stop the spread.

After many a decade the general perception was that the spread stopped, though in reality it had only slowed down as the need to spread quickly was not as necessary as it once was. Soon the desire to build upward was what took over and as such devices and their surroundings reached toward the sky more than they were to spread out. Views and the spread of light was shifted, but of course whilst there was the expression of a desire for this to not happen, once more the seeming lack of interest to do anything was more widespread than the interest in affirmative action.

Of course it was down to perception again. Too large were the forces at hand and thus the ability to do anything about it was considered insignificant in the face of an overwhelming force. It was far too difficult to stand against these as one person, but of course with enough of those working against the process would bring a nearly-complete halt to it. There would be the time bought to deliberate about how the spread should happen, but not as to whether it should or should not happen at all. It was the way of things at the time, though eventually there would be enough unrest about the issues surrounding how things were going that everything would come to a halt and there would be mass deliberation. It was only a matter of time.

When that time did come there was deliberation for months on end as to how things should go. There needed to be views considered equally in order to work out who had the more logical position. It brought a different kind of silence upon that which had already been replaced as well as a different kind of noise. All the while the outside world continued to do its best to thrive against a machine that seemed as though it was impossible to bring to a halt.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 09:45:10

This grimness was brought to you by cold hands a things not completely thought through.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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