The SUV trundled along the sun-baked mud road. A man in a three piece suit puffed his cigar, oblivious to his companions’ discomfort. He wiped the sweat from his brow with a silk handkerchief.

“So, how far are we from the site?” He glanced at the landscape outside filled with shrubs.

“Few more miles, just underneath the mountain yonder,” His underling stammered in reply.

“What about these lands?”

“These lands have potential, Sir. Soil tests show that drip irrigation is possible.”

“Screw that! These lands are rich in Rhodium. I need these too. The farmers can get stuffed.”

His gold tooth shined through the cigar fumes.

It’s Wednesday and time for yet another edition of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff – Fields, who celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago. Here’s wishing her (belatedly) a very happy birthday. Many thanks to Danny Bowman for providing the photo prompt. Find other interesting entries to this week’s prompt here.


94 thoughts on “Profit – Friday Fictioneers

    1. I’ve met few people who don’t care about their descendants. Their argument is my descendants won’t know me or remember me. So why should I bother about them? It’s the ‘me first’ attitude of our times that’s slowly but surely leading us towards an apocalypse.

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  1. Not to make anyone who reads this mad, but it sounds like a stereotypical Republican. No concern about matters beyond wealth. Unfortunately this type of story plays out in the US more times than it should. Well done.

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    1. I have this mental image of the entire topography of earth crumbling into the cavity created by human need and greed. I’m glad we won’t be around to see that happening. Thanks for the comment, Jelli.

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      1. Are you so sure that we aren’t already seeing it, Varad? Just think about it for a sec. Think of all the sink holes created by our greed for water that’s depleting the natural aquaferes, or our strip-mining & deforestation that is decimating our landscapes. or, or, what about the very nature of the recent hurricanes/tornadoes/forest fires, etc. that are destroying the very infrastructures of our cities. Are you really so sure that we aren’t seeing it, now?

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