Who Gives a Fuck about the Children

Far above the Earth's atmosphere, in the peaceful silence of space, Russian and US partners of the International Space Station are squabbling over who's gonna die first if they separate. Linked at the umbilical cord, they both know that they will die without each other. But the hate is so strong. This picture is reflective … Continue reading Who Gives a Fuck about the Children

We Are All Refugees

104 years ago my grandparents were refugees. They were civilians fleeing their lush, beautiful ancient homeland on the Black Sea, following a treacherous path on foot through Asia Minor and into the safety of Greece. They were among the lucky ones narrowly escaping the Turkish army who was on their heels, and facing a new … Continue reading We Are All Refugees

A New Earth, Made out of Chaos

Dear Readers and Followers, I hope this finds you well.  Thank you so much for your support over the past few months while A New Earth - The Apocalypse Locus was being conceived and written, during one of the most interesting periods of my life.  As with many of you in similar situations, I was living in … Continue reading A New Earth, Made out of Chaos

A New Earth – The Children

continued from previous Aspen had skipped Aberash’s sermon.  She was all the way down at the other end of the beach by herself, in a similar lagoon, surrounded by the same glow.  Holding her arms out, she placed them gently on the surface of the water, palms down.  The plankton began swimming towards her hands.  … Continue reading A New Earth – The Children

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 ocean, and a text message: “on my way”.  Over at the Minimalists’ corner, the ritual celebration had turned into an impromptu leadership meeting in light of the new development in … Continue reading A New Earth – The Circle

A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

continued from previous Olivia was out on an evening stroll.  She 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 … Continue reading A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

A New Earth – Petunia

He reached deep into one of the pockets in his jacket and took out the packet of Black Sky that one of the Revelers at the shelter had sneaked in as a goodbye present.  He held the tiny ziploc bag up to the faint light, looking at the transparent crystals inside.  Turning the bag sideways … Continue reading A New Earth – Petunia

A New Earth – Night

continued from previous Darkness had begun to sweep like a thick veil over John’s desolate neighborhood.  It must have been a relief for the mimosa trees that were surrounded by miles and miles of hot, burning concrete slabs on every direction.  Even for their African genetic makeup, the brutal heatwave was too much to handle.  … Continue reading A New Earth – Night

A New Earth – Disaster Gene

continued from previous She closed the notebook shut with a single, slow but decisive hand movement.  She kept on staring at it for a few seconds, almost in a comatose state, as she tried to wake up from her daydream.  How could it be that the entire world was sitting inside a notebook, in a … Continue reading A New Earth – Disaster Gene