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Memorial"Are you sure we can't be seen?" Rose looked across what should have been rolling hills of grassland. Instead, there was a churned landscape of mud, littered with bodies and the detritus of war. The wind swung around, bringing with it the smell of blood and death, and the groans of the dying.

Rose shivered and the Doctor took her hand. "It's a simulacra of the futility of war. The people wanted to remind their descendents of the price paid in blood. To make them find another way."

"Did they learn?" Rose looked up at the Doctor.

"They never do."


dw100challenge #79: peace


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3rd Aug, 2005 03:54 (UTC)
~~"They never do."~~

Well said.
3rd Aug, 2005 03:58 (UTC)
People do seem to be incredibly stupid over not learning from the past.
3rd Aug, 2005 10:12 (UTC)
Haunting. And, sadly, true.
3rd Aug, 2005 10:33 (UTC)
If only it wasn't. But people are teh stupid.
4th Aug, 2005 00:16 (UTC)
No, we don't, do we? But maybe someday...

(Um, shouldn't that be a simulacra of the futility of war?)
4th Aug, 2005 05:55 (UTC)
I have less faith in humans to get things right en masse. Mostly, they're too busy being led around by the nose by whoever has the biggest stick.

Thanks for the typo catch.
6th Aug, 2005 09:52 (UTC)
How sad it is that this is so unfortunately true. We never learn. And this captures it really well.
6th Aug, 2005 12:24 (UTC)
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