October 10, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that expresses the idea, “for the water.” You can find inspiration in water protection movements. Is it a celebration or a dark dystopian warning? Consider your place and the bodies of water that have shaped you. Go where the prompt leads!
People can sell their souls for a glass of fresh water
They’d murder to quench their raging thirst with water
What flows unchecked through our open taps
Can fill a pail for someone who needs clean water
We use water to wash our cars and driveways when
Some people have no drinking water for miles around them
Can you comprehend this dichotomy between people
Those from rich countries and those belonging to poor countries
Where children cry and can only be given a few drops of water
And some water their lawns with sprinklers on 24/7
Can you imagine?
Word count; 99
Written in response to 99 Word Story- Water, hosted by Charli Mills of the carrot ranch