What Would A Total Collapse Look Like?

Imagine if the world economy had suddenly fallen appart. Container ships would pile up at ports like driftwood in a clogged river. Factories would shut down in China and people would be sent home to watch cat videos on TikTok. Supermarkets would struggle to fill up shelves with items because moving food around the globe … Continue reading What Would A Total Collapse Look Like?

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 Awakening

continued from previous David stood in the middle of the square, allowing himself to process the new landscape around him: anywhere he cast his eyes, it was chaos.  It was destruction.  It was a visual mess, a battle between green and brown - as if an angry Jackson Pollock had selected just two colors and … Continue reading A New Earth – The Awakening

A New Earth – The One

continued from previous The bioluminescent plankton had begun to approach the city.  It became visible at first as a thin bright line just below the horizon, in much the same way a full moon tends to spill itself across the sea. As it got closer however, it broadened into a deep turquoise-blue ribbon that began … Continue reading A New Earth – The One

A New Earth – Hunted

continued from previous 4:39 am.  David is awoken by an itch.  In fact, he is itching in three different places.  The first one he notices is his foot, close to the ankle where the skin is thin and blood vessels abound.   He scratches it intensely for a minute, before he quickly shifts his attention elsewhere: … Continue reading A New Earth – Hunted

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 – 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