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Pollution

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It rained today.

I watched the plastic window sill sag as it slowly melted. The little drops pattering against the glass. Running in rivulets down the resistant silicon, over the silicone seal and onto the plastic sill. The sill dripped with the rain, as it was eaten away.

I sighed.

No going out today. My kit was at the cleaners, and it would be days before I could get over there in just normal clothes and a respirator. Behind me the cat is yawning from the bed, while outside a brief break in the clouds shines a shaft of sunlight.

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    Drew Martyn almost 4 years ago

    Excellent drabble, Jeff. Sort of reminds me of something Philip K Dick would write, but personally I like this better :)

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Oh dear. I hope the pollution misses my village.
    PS...Drew always makes me ashamed of my literary ignorance!

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    Jeff Taylor almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Drew, Neville 😊

    P.K.D is an acquired taste though πŸ˜‰

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    Christopher almost 4 years ago

    Really poignant, Jeff.

    Neville, you're probably more familiar with Mr. Dick's work than you think. His novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? was the basis for the movie Bladerunner. Other movies were based on his work too, like Total Recall and Minority Report.

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    Jeff Taylor almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Christopher 😊 And thanks again for the comparison with Philip K. Dick Neville. It was a wonderful complement 😊

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    It was Drew who gave you the compliment Jeff. But I think it extremely thought-provoking. I had never heard of Philip K Dick and haven’t seen any of the films Christopher mentioned. I’m so ignorant of so much popular culture!πŸ˜’

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    Jeff Taylor almost 4 years ago

    Brain is confusing things again. Thanks Neville, and thanks Drew!

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