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 – 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 – Cursed

Continued from previous John’s eyes aimlessly circled up and down Olivia’s blog entry, desperately searching for the meaning that language cannot express. It was there, in the white emptiness between the words. It lurked in the shadows that formed behind each letter, every time John’s eyes momentarily lost focus. The text was being etched like … Continue reading A New Earth – Cursed

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 – 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