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Plastic World

In a vast and arid dystopian landscape of the future, covered in plastic waste, one man struggles to survive with his wife and dog. He scavenges a living in his world and they barely manage to survive. The only source of daylight comes pouring through a hole in the leaden sky which mountains of waste seem to lead up to and to the man this is a place of escape. One day he brings a fish home that he has scrounged from a plastic choked stream and after they feast on it, the dog dies, turning into plastic. His wife too displays the same symptoms. The man shows his wife a soap wrapper with the picture of greenery and butterflies that he has picked up from one of his many expeditions, and tells her that there is another world out there, clean and green. Together they set off up the mountains of plastic waste, even as the wife’s health deteriorates further. On stepping outside the hole in the sky at last, the man realizes that he was living all those days in a giant plastic bottle and that he has simply stepped into a much larger bottle. As he looks up at a similar hole in the sky even in this world, he realizes there is no escape.