A New Earth – How do you end a book?

continued from previous With the grid still down, John’s wall mural was casting its own shadows, ripples and tropical storms around the candle-lit living room.  He got up decisively from the only seat that he owned and took the plastic aquamarine bucket into the bathroom.  Placing it under the bathtub faucet, he listened to the … Continue reading A New Earth – How do you end a book?

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 – The Orchestra

continued from previous 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 can make … Continue reading A New Earth – The Orchestra

A New Earth – Discovery

continued from previous Olivia had decided to work from home today, having already picked up most of her personal belongings from the lab last night.  She knew that any minute now, a dreaded e-mail from the University might pop up in her inbox - either announcing her immediate dismissal or summoning her to an investigation … Continue reading A New Earth – Discovery

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 – 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 – 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 be perhaps the missing perspective in our understanding of life, and the way that our genetic code has been put together in a disordered, yet ordered way.  All of this time science has been focusing on the sequences within our DNA that … 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