Imagine A World Without Colour
I will never forget the dark times… The meteor struck and no one was prepared. At first it took all colour from the sky, then most of nature's natural splashes of greens, yellows and reds began to drain… we had no choice but to rebuild. For a while things seemed to go back to the way it was before…
There was a virus spreading faster than the speed of light. Soon half of the town was wiped out and drained of colour. All of us turned on each other and eventually it was every man for themselves, but luckily there was this one person who had not given up. Rumours say he has the power to bring all colour back and restore our planet. The idea of him filled us with hope and gave us a reason to keep going, but he was no where to be found. It seems he disappeared without trace. So now it's up to me and Steve to find him and bring him back!
Most of the nature has been wiped out so we need to gather food and other supplies before starting our journey. Suddenly… we hear something in the bush… we thought it was a Bear so we rushed away. I’m much faster than Steve so I had to wait up for him. Eventually he stumbled across a waterfall that was rushing down a mountain taller than anything we’ve ever seen.
“Whoa! That’s a relief” Steve said, “Maybe we can get some water here” I suggested. I grabbed my old scrunched but working water bottle and took a sip of the water “Yuck!! Yeah this definitely isn’t drinking water” I said as I spat it out. “It looks like something is sticking out from behind the waterfall” said Steve. We walked through the wet water, over the mosey rocks and walked through the curtains of the waterfall. You won’t believe what we saw, “WOW…”
Inside it looks like some sort of lush cave, “Oh my god! I’ve never seen something so beautiful in my life” I thought to myself. There were majestic trees birds flying everywhere, flowers dripping with all the colours of the rainbow and glow berries hanging from swinging vines stretched across the cave. Steve and I stared in owe of this incredible sight. Then something strange caught my eye… There was a shack in the far corner of the cave… inside it was so dark so we flipped a switch and found a letter on the table. It read:
If you are reading this, it is not too late to bring the colour back.
You must harvest the plants within this cave and replant them and give hope in the village.
This is now your duty. Good luck.
So Steve and I did exactly what the letter said. By replanting the crops, we replanted hope and happiness into the hearts of all.
If we can give hope, so can you…
Storyteller: Joel W