‘Attention Homo Sapiens! This is Rescue Centre for Humans (RCH) at Moon’, floated the announcement in universe.
Dwellers at human establishments on different planets tuned their brain ware to the frequency of Moon.
‘Hello, I am humanoid Prof Dr Bhaskar Rao’, said he extending his hand for handshake in every listener’s mind courtesy 3D mind to mind telecast.
‘The trees in the forest across the Earth started showing predatory, developments at the beginning of 51st century’.
‘It was out of survival instincts. They started giving out ‘Pillage’ vines which entwined to cripple, kill whosoever they felt came in its way of growth’.
‘By mid 70th century the threat grew to the extent that Homo Sapiens were declared endangered’.
‘We at RCH have been researching on controlling the predatory behaviour of trees for past 250 years. The hostility is remarkably reduced when they are exposed to tranquil, soothing music. Exposing them from saplings stage has shown changes in the DNA structure that aid in suppressing the hostile behaviour”.
 A round of applause reverberated across the universe.

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Word Count: 175 words

In the current scenario, Homo Sapiens have the upper hand over other species. However unmindful and careless and opressive ways of humans soon will lead to other species developing hostile and predatory characteristics. It will be their fight for survival. If this happens, we, Homo Sapiens will be endangered! Time now to wake and make amends. What do you say?
Linking this post to 149th Challenge of Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers (FFFfAW) by Priceless Joy.
This week’s photo prompt is provided by Fandango. Thank you Fandango!


Unknown · January 9, 2018 at 9:30 am

Nice Take with an important message for all

Dipika · January 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

This is brilliant take Anagha, but what if this happens for real?

Varsh · January 9, 2018 at 11:20 am

Scary prospect, but not completely impossible. Great take on the issue, Anagha

sudha krishnan · January 9, 2018 at 11:23 am

Our future sure is at stake! A great take on the prompt..Superb as usual

yarnspinnerr · January 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Very clever take. Almost makes one believe it could happen.

Iain Kelly · January 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm

Unusual take and excellently done. I fear the trees would take us out all too easily if they wanted to!

EagleAye · January 9, 2018 at 6:49 pm

Okay. So no more playing LedZeppelin around the trees. Got it. A fun and imaginative story!

Surbhi Prapanna · January 9, 2018 at 7:12 pm

superb write up and scary too. your stories are always so innovative and had an interesting take. enjoyed reading it.

Vinitha · January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

This could happen considering how things are going. Interesting tale, Anagha. ��

Priceless Joy · January 9, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Wow! This is great! Music helps trees to become friendly and inviting rather than hostile!

Irene Waters · January 9, 2018 at 10:37 pm

"music stills the savage beast" – works for trees also. Good story

bellybytes · January 10, 2018 at 12:51 am

Scary scenario Anagha when we are reduced to humanoids from humans. And do you think we as a species will live to see the 51st century? The indiscriminate pillaging of nature leads me to believe the end is really nigh

rogershipp · January 10, 2018 at 2:29 am

What a great premise! Predatory trees! I have had that nightmare!!!

Anurag Bakhshi · January 10, 2018 at 5:21 am

Could very well turn out to be prophetic, though hopefully, we won't be around to see it by then. Great take.

Meenakshi J · January 10, 2018 at 7:08 am

A thoughtful tweak to the prompt!

upasna · January 11, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Wow…a tale so inspiring yet interesting. Congrats on going self-hosted Anagha.

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