For Fandango’s flash fiction challenge #24, which uses this photo for inspiration: 061d30a5-5861-4fd9-b97f-0168eea77a31

An atlas is open, made of paper —


A man points with index fingers

Attached to weathered hands: “Here.”


I post this from a smartphone —

Atlas carries the changing Earth

Does that place exist anymore?

One thought on “Atlas

  1. The generation gap is both seen and felt here. The paper maps of an atlas to the maps available on a smart phone. The mythological Atlas carried the earth on his shoulders but the world has changed so much it’s hard to believe that it’s the same place anymore. There is also the sense of time changing things, particularly the weathered hands, and the idea of places “here” is a place that may no longer exist.

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