“It’s so picturesque,” Emma said. “Like a picture postcard.”
“It’s not a good investment, Emma,” Paul responded.
“Why not?” Emma asked. “I’ve always wanted a vacation home by this lake. It would be perfect. I know the children would be thrilled.”
“I don’t know,” Paul said. “I think we need to keep looking.”
“But why, Paul? You know that, with that huge bonus you just got, we can afford to purchase one of those townhomes.”
“I don’t like how those buildings are sandwiched between the lake and the cliffs,” Paul said.
“That’s what makes it so breathtaking, Paul,” Emma argued. “What is your problem?”
“My problem, Emma, is climate change.”
“Climate change? Seriously?”
“Yes,” Paul responded. “Water levels have been rising by three to four inches each year in this lake. And that’s likely to accelerate. Besides, this region is prone to earthquakes and they’re saying one is overdue. Can you imagine how large chunks of those cliffs would come crashing down onto those townhouses if there was a large earthquake?”
“Fine, Paul,” Emma said. “I just never thought you’d fall for this Chinese hoax about climate change and succumb fake news.”
“You have to stop watching Fox News, Emma.”
Written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo credit: A Mixed Bag.