Human civilisation is a criminal entity. Can we change that? It should not be a surprise to anyone why COP26, and all the other COPs for that matter, will ALWAYS fail, down to the very last COP that humans will ever have. Sorry to depress you. Do not be fooled by the passionate, emotional speeches … Continue reading The Planet vs. Business. Who Will Blink First?
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?
(from the novel A New Earth) John looked at Aspen and Olivia’s merged silhouettes interrupt the vastness of his wall mural. It was a reminder that whatever humans do or say, however they act or feel, they will always be submerged within this ball of chaos: of waves, flames and debris that only the EoT itself … Continue reading A New Earth – Prayer
continued from previous He heard a gentle knock, unsure whether it came from inside his daydream, or from the real world – until he sensed the familiar direction of the sound, recognizing the three, quick, consecutive knocks. He walked over to the door in no rush at all, opening it to see Aspen and Olivia’s … Continue reading A New Earth – When Life Doesn’t Give You Peaches
continued from previous David stood in the middle of the square, allowing his eyes to slowly process the new landscape that had formed around him: anywhere he cast his gaze, it was chaos and carnage. It was a disheartening picture to see everything dismembered and scattered around the place. It looked like an abstract painting … Continue reading A New Earth – The Awakening
continued from previous 4:39 am, one thousand miles away. David is awoken by an itch. In fact, he is itching in three different places. The first one that 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 … Continue reading A New Earth – Hunted
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
continued from previous The crayon was 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 down. All he could do was trust his intuition, as he became a mere … Continue reading A New Earth – Tumbling and Sinking
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
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