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|The World As It Changed. (standard:other, 350 words)|
|Author: Julia||Added: Mar 20 2011||Views/Reads: 1153/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Humans used to have an entirely different relationship with the earth and all in it. But one day, everything began to change.|
The world used to be different. Humans were completely happy with their lives, not looking for easier, quicker ways to do things. In the summers, they would plant, and take care of their gardens, filling them with juicy, perfect fruits, and vibrant, tasty vegetables, as many as you can imagine and more, much more. They would feast at night and sing and dance as laughter floated through the swirling air. In the winters, they would share the food that they had left between any and all who were in need. They spent their time with the ones that they loved, in the places that they loved. Animals would come and share their warmth. Stories would be shared between the species, along with friendship and affection. The humans and creatures of the land were of the same wavelength, surviving together, in harmony. But one day, an outsider came to the land. He was a stranger, with an unusual look behind his eyes. He taught the humans of flames, and warmth. They learned to cook things. The humans felt they didn't need this excess thing, but it was beautiful, and the animals agreed. They saw it as a gift from the stranger, and so they accepted it. The stranger began to whisper things in the human's ears as they slept. Stories of delicious food, of being beyond happy, of new, exciting things, and having whatever they wanted whenever they wanted. A summer feast in the dead of winter! The human's minds began to meld, and change. They began to know the feeling of want. The stranger taught them a new language, to keep their secret from the animals that lived around them. The humans withdrew from their friends, becoming secretive and greedy. One day, the stranger brought home a dead animal. He cooked it on the fire and offered it to the humans. The humans, who would once have been horrified by the very idea, were now encircled by their greed and conceit. They ate the dead flesh of their old friends, severing their ties forever, forgetting their friendship with the earth. Tweet
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