I am a successful corporate professional, visiting my hometown after years.
Getting off my SUV, I did a double take glancing at the place that was once lush with greenery looking like a graveyard now.
I looked questioningly at my dad who gave me a wry smile, “If everyone of you from this generation migrate to the city looking for greener pastures, what do you expect? A hundred acre of vegetation?”
The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force, if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to this gut.
This time, I decided to stay back for good.
For 50 Word Thursday #92
To use the picture prompt and the phrase, “The words couldn’t have been delivered with more force if they’d been accompanied by a swift kick to this gut.” ―