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Fall of Humanity

He runs.

Bounding over fallen lampposts and scampering under cars while his pursuers scream and roar.  Shots ring out and stones fall around him until he dives into the sewers.  Landing with a sickening splash, the terrified hare shudders and coughs until it can pull itself out of the muck.  The sounds of the humans cursing and crying can be heard through the gratings.  Another shot rings out and a scuffle begins, ending with a woman’s scream.  The hare is sure somebody in the group has been chosen as a meal and it was probably the chubby child he saw in the back.  Humans have become such disgusting creatures since their abrupt fall.

It began when they decided it was easier to leave the planet than fix what was going wrong.  Ships were made to take them to space and they hurried off to set up life in the cosmos.  Stupid humans.  They were in such a rush that most of the ships exploded in space.  Though, there were rumors that only the ones with the ‘worthy’ people made it and the other ships were poorly designed to give the rest of humanity the illusion of hope.  The ones behind the exodus didn’t care about the masses, especially when they were scrambling to save their own lives.

Of course, this led to the killings and wars.  Some of the ‘worthy’ humans stayed behind with the belief that they would be able to rule and gather more power.  Less competition meant more for them.  There were a few million ‘unworthy’ humans that stayed behind for various reasons.  Once the explosions happened and the fear set in, the masses turned on the handful of ‘worthy’ and tore them apart.  Now, they wander the world in packs that become more savage every year.

The hare chuckles at the foolishness of it all.  Nature was reclaiming the world.  Bit by bit it was undoing the damage that mankind had done.  If only the humans had eased back their advance or found a way to adapt, they wouldn’t be such pathetic beasts.  Nearly mindless and cannibalistic, they’re not long for this world.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

9 comments on “Fall of Humanity

  1. Very interesting to view a dystopian world from a lowly animal’s point of view. They, who will most likely inherit the Earth one day.

  2. True science fiction! I like how you’ve created an atmosphere through the eyes of a rabbit.

  3. You have to go back to Linda’s post and read my follow up comments.

  4. “Watership Down” ~ Richard Adams, 1972 came to mind.

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