A New Earth – Prayer

continued from previous It was already way past sunset down at the beach, and the rocks were beginning to merge with the bushes into one big dark blob against the cold, white sand.  Aberash summoned the diverse group of Minimalists, Buddhists, Refugees, Earth Pagans and Techno-Hippies over the rocks and into the small lagoon that … Continue reading A New Earth – Prayer

A New Earth – When Life Doesn’t Give You Peaches

continued from previous He heard a gentle knock, not sure whether it was coming 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 … Continue reading A New Earth – When Life Doesn’t Give You Peaches

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 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 – 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 – 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

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

A New Earth – The Salad

continued from previous The happy, compliant vegetables were either sold wholesale or packaged into salads for the happy, compliant citizens of the city who could afford them.  Marketed as organic, locally grown nutrient-rich superfoods, the vertical farm’s salads ensured that people could still eat vegetables. John looked down at the square from his flat as … Continue reading A New Earth – The Salad

A New Earth – Reunion

continued from previous Down by the water, bodies were still littering the beach every so often.  What was left of local government would occasionally pick them up at various points during the day, but new corpses would magically appear overnight in unexpected places.  They were brought in by the sea, sometimes from far away.  They … Continue reading A New Earth – Reunion