A New Earth – Terraforming

continued from previous Jonathan began to cut speed as the boat entered the outer boundaries of the new mutant zone.  This was an area in the ocean he knew well by now.  But it had changed dramatically almost overnight.  The ocean was slowly but steadily glowing brighter and brighter against the fading sunset, as he … Continue reading A New Earth – Terraforming

A New Earth – The Gene

Continued from previous Aberash took a step back, surrendering the floor with a hand gesture. Aspen walked in hesitantly, taking Aberash’s place at the centre next to the light source. She looked into the audience for a few seconds, trying to make eye contact with some of the faces. All she could see was eyeballs … Continue reading A New Earth – The Gene

A New Earth – The Circle

Continued from previoushttps://tsakraklides.com/2021/07/31/a-new-earth-to-all-new-arrivals/ Olivia looked at her notifications. Jonathan had just sent her a screenshot of a satellite image of the illuminated area of the Atlantic ocean, and a message: “on my way”. Over at the Minimalists’ corner, the ritual celebration had turned into a leadership meeting. Heading it was a woman in her early … Continue reading A New Earth – The Circle

A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

continued from previous Olivia begun to curiously walk towards the far end of the beach, where a medium-sized group of Minimalists had set up a permanent vigil for months now. Tonight the atmosphere was different: re-energized by the latest reports of new variants arising across the globe, the Minimalists had decided to have a celebration … Continue reading A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

A New Earth – Tumbling and Sinking

continued from previous The crayon started getting smaller and smaller as John worked feverishly across the surface of the wall, following his inspiration in real time as it came up with waves, patterns and designs faster than his hand could jot them down.  All he could do was trust his intuition, as he became a … Continue reading A New Earth – Tumbling and Sinking

A New Earth – Breaking Every Rule

continued from previous Aspen had almost been chosen by the EoT.  It was even possible that she may have been created by it, in much the same way that the phytoplankton variant had come into existence: born out of the conflict, chaos and desperation of climate change.  A woman born inside a man’s body, Aspen … Continue reading A New Earth – Breaking Every Rule

A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

continued from previous Aspen increasingly felt that she was not just Aspen.  She was the plants, the animals.  She was the ocean, the wind.  She was Everything.  But Everything was changing.  And big parts of Everything were dying off.  For Aspen, almost every day had become a living nightmare, because she was able to feel … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

A New Earth – I am Everything

continued from previous They parted ways, each one taking home one of Aspen’s delicious salads and heading to a cooler place.  Aspen hadn’t told John her secret yet:  that she had known where Petunia was buried from the moment that she stepped foot in that garden.  That ever since her near-death experience and rescue by … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything

A New Earth – Petunia

continued from previous Olivia waved from afar with one hand while resting her entire body on a big shovel.  The early morning heat had pretty much exhausted her already, but the satisfaction that came from this morning’s garden work had brought a wide smile to her face.  She had spent the past hour finally getting … Continue reading A New Earth – Petunia