This is a science fiction story I wrote in my first year college writing class. We were all given one image and one quote and then had to write a story which involved both.
You can see my image on Patreon (man standing in ocean, facing shoreline, looking at factory billowing out smoke), and my quote was “no one, of course, even noticed he was missing…”
I wrote about an underwater, human-like species who is being threatened by something happening in the above-water human world. Cue the suspenseful music : )