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life on edge


By Adeel ArifPublished 6 months ago 3 min read
life on edge
Photo by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash

In a world on the brink of collapse, where chaos and uncertainty reigned, a young woman named Mia found herself living on the edge. Society had crumbled under the weight of environmental disasters, economic collapse, and political unrest. The once-vibrant cities had turned into barren wastelands, overrun by desperate scavengers and lawless gangs.

Mia had grown up in this harsh world, where survival was a daily battle. She had lost her family to the chaos, leaving her with nothing but her determination to stay alive. With each passing day, she had to navigate the treacherous landscape, evading danger at every turn.

But Mia was not content with merely surviving. She yearned for more. Deep within her, a spark of hope flickered, refusing to be extinguished. She dreamed of a better future, a world where humanity could thrive once again. Despite the overwhelming odds, she refused to give up.

One day, while searching for supplies in an abandoned warehouse, Mia stumbled upon a tattered old book. Its pages were filled with stories of past civilizations, tales of human achievements, and the resilience of the human spirit. It was a glimpse into a world long gone, but it ignited a fire within her.

Inspired by the stories, Mia embarked on a quest to find others who shared her vision. She believed that together, they could build a community, a sanctuary away from the chaos, where they could forge a new path for humanity. With the book as her guide, she set out to find like-minded individuals who still held onto hope.

Her journey was perilous, filled with encounters with dangerous factions and treacherous landscapes. But Mia refused to be deterred. Along the way, she met individuals who had also clung to hope, individuals with unique skills and strengths. Together, they formed a small band of survivors, united by their determination to make a difference.

As they traveled, they encountered pockets of resistance, small communities struggling to survive. Mia and her group offered their assistance, sharing knowledge, and helping them rebuild. Word of their efforts spread, and slowly, hope began to flourish in the hearts of those they touched.

Through their collective efforts, Mia and her companions established a refuge, a place where people could gather and rebuild. They started cultivating crops, using sustainable methods, and shared their knowledge with others. They created a system based on cooperation, where everyone had a role to play and everyone's voice was heard.

Over time, their refuge grew into a beacon of hope amidst the darkness. People from all walks of life flocked to this oasis, seeking solace and purpose. Mia's dream had become a reality, as they built a community that not only survived but thrived.

Their sanctuary on the edge became a symbol of resilience, a testament to the power of hope and unity. It wasn't a perfect world, but it was a step forward, a stepping stone towards a brighter future. And in that future, Mia knew that humanity would continue to face challenges, but they would face them together, on the edge of possibility, where life truly began.

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Adeel Arif


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  • Real Poetic6 months ago

    This was a great read. Thanks for sharing.

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