Shortchanged (flash fiction)

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Shortchanged

 

I booked passage to a small blue-green planet. I was assured it had a nice temperate climate and polar ice caps. However when I got there I found it was extremely warm and there was no ice to be seen anywhere.

I complained to the travel company about false advertising, but was told that while traveling there the planet had an unprecedented warming period due to the indigenous bipedal primates and their attempts at industrialisation. The company said it was regrettable but they couldn’t accept any responsibility since all this occurred while I was still in transit.

Well really!

 

Joanne Fisher

 

This was an afterthought to the prompt without ice provided by the Carrot Ranch May 23 Flash Fiction Challenge.

 

Please buy me a coffee! πŸ™‚

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