Trifecta 89/ The Watchers

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Thank you for coming to this week's Trifecta prompt. Here's a quick review of the rules
1) Your response must be between 33 and 333 words
2) You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post
3) The word itself needs to be included
4) No variation of the word.

That's it, so lets get to this week's word
Weak (adjective)
3: not factually grounded or logically presented.

I hope you will enjoy my story this week its called The Watchers.

A sudden car crash had the occupants jumping out, screaming.  Mable frowned. She sat on a roof watching as the heated argument escalated.   “These things are an infection, a contagion filling the heavens,” she said, bitterly. “They haven’t changed in eons, still the same loud screaming apes that thought nothing of eating their young.”

  “Were we any better?” She heard her friend Lowy asks. He stood behind her watching the scene unfold too.

 “We weren’t like them,” she said, disgusted at the thought. “We never put life before material goods like these beings, look at them.”  The pair was in each other faces, screaming obscenities.

Lowy sat beside his dear friend. They enjoyed a good discussion regarding Adam.  “Yet we craved knowledge, and put that before everything else.” 

Rephaites lived light-years away. Their world ended abruptly, which relegated them to become watchers here.  For eons, they observed man as he subdued the earth and multiply. Now they observe as he destroys himself, prohibited to interfere.

Lowy added. “We believed that knowledge was the key, but with great knowledge…”

“Comes great responsibility,” she completed for him. “I know that Lowy.”  

 “In our pursuit of knowledge, we accumulated information that stemmed from selfless realization that caused an imbalance, which was not beneficial to the whole.”

“Adam is like a suckling, incited easily with every whim,” she recited, feeling the heated exchange below. “We saw the evidence of it in useless wars. At least we understood the consequences of our action.”  

“To our detriment.”

  Suddenly, they saw a bystander intervene; soon the pair was exchanging cards amiable.
“See how our argument is weak,” Lowy said, with a smile. “It’s that child -like nature, seeing what’s good and just in this world, that’s ultimately Adam’s hope for salvation. That embedded reality scientist never understood.”

Mable agreed, smiling.

Thank you for coming by Trifectans. 

Copyright © 2013 Glynis Rankin


  1. I like the little observations they made. This is interesting.

  2. I agree with Draug - they made some good observations. I enjoyed this :)

  3. Very cool response to the prompt. This one got me thinking, for sure.


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