all alone on the face of the Land

One by one we have been picked off, until only I remain, the last of my kind, all alone on the face of the Land.

We have been brutally squeezed. Poisoned. Decapitated. And now I am the only one left on the face of the Land.

All of us, removed, terminated, eradicated from the face of the Land...

“Hurry up, willya! We’re gonna be late!” A youthful, reedy voice comes floating through the open window. Inside the bathroom, a teenage girl stands in front of a mirror. The impatient voice belongs to her boyfriend.

“Yes, yes! I’m coming! Just doing my face!” Jenny Land shouts her response while she continues dabbing her face with the powerful astringent claimed by its makers to be the most effective pimple treatment on the market.