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- Water is portrayed in a metaphorical sense.
- Water is used as a tool in an unusual way.
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"Damn!" the man shouted running from behind a curtain, "You started it at the wrong time again!" he said pushing another man aside. "Well come on Jeff, I can't do everything!" the man who had been pushed said. Jeff, the man who was shouting, looked at the other with a weird eye before yelling, "This could be our last chance!" he shouted before walking behind the curtain to show a small source of water dripping into a pot, "If this doesn't work then there is no telling what will happen." he said as he set the pot of water on a block of wood. Jeff ran around to a large machine, before flicking a switch and pulling his companion over to hold a button, "Three!, Two!, One!," Jeff said as a flash of light emerged and there ears began to ring. He looked up able to see that the water was now growing from the pot, "It worked! I don't know how but it worked!" He shouted jumping about as the water multiplied by itself, "We can save the planet with this!" He yelled running out and setting the pot in a large ditch, soon it had filled the ditch the the top! He then picked it up and set it down in a now dry lake that had been dry for a while,"Woohoo! we must celebrate!" He yelled walking inside, the next morning the lake was filled, and so was the ground,"Hm, a small bug, I guess." He said looking to the ditch seeing that it was still full of water, and beginning to overflow,"This will not do at all." Jeff said as he walked toward the water and began examining it. The water was perfectly clear and the bucket was no longer inside of it, yet it continued to over flow,"I need to get to work!" he said racing to his lab beginning to build something. He emerged with a long bar with a hook at the end, he left only to see that the water was all around the small hut out in the middle of nowhere they inhabited. He stuck the iron bar in before he stopped, and began to scream as his feet began to burn and sizzle, he ran to his home before looking at his feet, the soles had been destroyed, and his feet were burned, "How did this happen!" he said as parts of his house began to dissolve, and water began to fill across his house, "Dan!?" Jeff began to scream, without reply he ran outside only to slip and be knocked out. Screams yelled out as the water continued to spread, faster and faster the more there was, it had been a week since it was created to save, and it had destroyed a small bit of the planet, they couldn't control it everything it touched would just go away. The world tried to stop it, but when it hit the ocean nobody knew what would happen, thousands of people gathered together on what were the largest countries ever. Before soon people began to die of dehydration, in fear of death. It was a week later whenever the last living humans were killed. The water, even after that, continued, though it never did get far, planet earth, now reduced to a ball of water, the water that destroyed the planet. All because of a man who wished to save the planet.
SalmonWe are all destined to die, every red fish understands this. We understand that no matter what we do, we will die, we will never live to a ripe old age, never escape the clutches of a brutal death. We accept this fact, if we didn't we'd go with the current, not against it. We go against the current because we must, not because we want to, not because we're brave or feel a need to. We go against the current because are species depends on it, trust me, if we had it our way, we'd swim away from the deceiving fish, or demon claws, or evil birds, but if we don't swim against the current we'll die out. So we do it for future generations, so that they may die as brutally as we will...as I will.
I thought about this as I jumped up the river, watching brothers and sisters jumping up all around me. I crashed back into the river and swam against the current and jumped up again, soaring over a rock before plunging back down into the clear, rushing water. The tall trees towered over the river and us, as we made our way upstream. I jumped for a third time, this time a great, brown beast swiped at me with it's massive paws, missing by inches. As I slammed back into the water, I zigzagged away from the creature, I could not die yet, I still had work to do. My kin also fled, some swimming out of reach of the beasts, others were not so fortunate. I jumped again, flying over one of the massive creatures, but instead of landing back into the river, I hit a rock, and slid backwards into the waiting paws of the monster.
As soon as I hit the paw, I was launched into the air, above the waiting mouth of the furry giant. I fell towards it's mouth, in a desperate attempt at survival I flailed my tail, which made contact with the side of the beast's face. My face crashed into a rock right next to him, and I flopped into the water. Relief reached every part of my body, even my head, as I plunged into the chilly liquid, but was immediately thrown backwards by the force of the current. I couldn't get my bearings, I was dazed by the rock, and it didn't help that I kept slamming into to other rocks, making the situation even worse. I didn't know how long I had been floating, but it was dark when I finally righted myself, there was no one, no red fish, no fish at all. I allowed myself to be pushed back a while before I saw a crevice in which I could sleep in, I swam towards in and wriggled in, wondering how close my death was.
Morning light shined through my crevice, and as I wriggled out, I was nearly trampled by a school of silver fish. The Silver fish. I would never reach my brothers and sisters now, and I was quite right. Nevertheless I searched for food, after having a considerably light breakfast, I set off against the current. I would try my best to fulfill my duty, hours I swam and jumped and I got even hungrier as I swam. After swimming a considerable distance, a small golden fish glinted in the sunlight, the most delicious fish I had ever seen. I was so foolish, as were you I see. I darted after the fish, and swallowed it, then I felt a sudden pain in my mouth and I was jerked upwards out of the water. The creatures of the deceiving fish, had captured me and I knew my life would end soon, nevertheless I thrashed with all my might. I remember bright flashes, strange noises from the creatures and then I was thrown in here, with you. You're already dead and I soon will follow suit, if I don't die in here, then I will certainly die at our final destination.
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