Saturday Centus – Wk#141 – Photo prompt. Style: first person – 100 words – “A New Atlas”

10 Jan

My teacher was talking about global problems. My mind’s imagination took flight.

I was Atlas, not of Greek mythology but of a new order. No longer carried on my back where much goes unseen, I hold the world in one hand. I see problems pollution has brought, the sadness of war and those lost to anger. I see hunger when others have plenty.

I raised my hand to speak, “We all live on one world. We’re in one family, human.”

“And…?” teacher prompted.

“Families need to work together when there are problems. We only need to care enough to try.”

peace-wallpaper-1This is the prompt photo from the Saturday Centus site.


Posted by on January 10, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


4 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#141 – Photo prompt. Style: first person – 100 words – “A New Atlas”

  1. Kristianne Osage

    January 11, 2013 at 04:44

    A very humbling message in your piece…everything starts in homes and families. How we think, act, and choose to live our lives makes ripples around the world for good or evil…well done !!! 🙂

  2. Ross Mannell

    January 19, 2013 at 15:24

    Thanks for the comment.

    More than ever before, social media is waking the world up to realise we are all together on one single planet. What we do can have global influence.

  3. Jenny Matlock

    January 26, 2013 at 02:38

    To care enough to try.


    Wouldn’t that simple philosophy change the entire structure of the world?

    I can see the slogan now…’Save the Earth…do you care enough to try?’

    Geez, Ross.

    This was really excellent.

    • Ross Mannell

      January 26, 2013 at 05:48

      Thanks for the comment.

      Much can start when we capture the minds and hearts of the young. Today’s social media is developing a generation in touch with the world so we can only hope they will help us by leading the way if we can’t ourselves.


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