A New Earth – Breaking Every Rule

continued from previous Aspen had probably 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

A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

continued from previous Aspen increasingly felt that she wasn’t just Aspen.  She was the plants, the animals.  She was the ocean, the wind.  She was Everything.  But Everything was changing.  And big parts of Everything were dying off.  For Aspen, almost every day had become a living nightmare, because she was able to feel deep … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything (2)

A New Earth – I am Everything

continued from previous “OK.  So I think this was enough gardening for today”, Olivia said.  “Let me take David home and I’ll see you guys later.” They parted ways, each of them taking home one of Aspen’s delicious salads and heading towards air-conditioning.  Aspen hadn’t told John her secret yet:  that she had known where … Continue reading A New Earth – I am Everything

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 (2)

continued from previous “What if the dawn never arrives?” – John thought to himself as he sat in the twilight, 13 floors above the mimosas, right at the center of the three-seater couch that the previous tenants had abandoned in a hurry.  It was a fear that he had since he was a child, every … Continue reading A New Earth – Night (2)

A New Earth – Divorce

continued from previous It is ironic how the search for perfection and order can be such a destructive force.  Those who look for perfection will often end up achieving exactly the opposite: creating chaos.  They will destroy everything, with the rationale that it wasn’t perfect.  It needed to be rebuilt from scratch, bigger and better.  … Continue reading A New Earth – Divorce

A New Earth – Made out of Chaos

continued from previous “In fact, this wouldn’t surprise me at all.  It would perhaps be the missing perspective in our understanding of life, and the way that our genetic code was put together in a disordered, yet purposeful way.  All of this time science has been focusing on the sequences within our DNA that have … Continue reading A New Earth – Made out of Chaos

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 Drawing

continued from previous Olivia was sitting by herself on a stool by the bench, reading John’s lab notebook just as he walked in.  She looked up at him with an “I’ve been caught” expression, as John looked down towards her chest and recognized his notebook in her hands. “I… was looking at your notes” she … Continue reading A New Earth – The Drawing

A New Earth – The Salad

continued from previous John looked down at the square from his flat as he was finishing his salad.  It was a sunny morning again, and the mystery gardener busy at work early, expanding his little plot at the flattened botanical gardens.  John could not tell if it was a man or a woman.  All he … Continue reading A New Earth – The Salad