A New Earth – The Revelers

continued from previous The city had barely lifted itself out of the flood when the rain started pummeling it down again.  Dangerous rivers were forming in the streets once more, teaming up with the grey sky above to compose a picture of a grey, post-apocalyptic urban waterworld.  But the downpour didn’t stop some of the … Continue reading A New Earth – The Revelers

A New Earth – When John met Julia

continued from previous Julia’s anger would soon be replaced by tears.  As she retreated further and further inland, she began to mourn.  A torrent of rain poured out of her, draining her last emotional reserves.  This was Julia’s final act: one last release, as she grieved remorsefully for all those who had died before her, … Continue reading A New Earth – When John met Julia

A New Earth – The Car Wash

continued from previous Strong lashings of rain mixed with brown ocean water were already battering John’s building when he started duct taping the window.  It was a similar mix of sounds to those in a drive-through car wash:  soothing at first, when the gentle sprinklers are on and you watch your windshield transform into a … Continue reading A New Earth – The Car Wash

A New Earth – Embrace

continued from previous “Don’t be sad” John said.  “Just be Here”. He put his arm over his niece’s shoulder as they both sat down on the semi-wet granite rock overlooking the sea.  They gazed aimlessly out into the vast, barely discernible horizon, separating a grey sky from a brown sea.  Everything around them seemed electrified: … Continue reading A New Earth – Embrace

A New Earth – Deconstruction

continued from previous “You mean that we’ve crossed the tipping point and into ecosystem self-destruction?” Olivia asked.  Her look was one of astonishment and concern. “In order to create, first you must destroy” John said.  “Earth is trying to rebuild the food chain from scratch, while there’s still time, and resources.  She’s started at the … Continue reading A New Earth – Deconstruction

A New Earth – Judgement Day

continued from previous John heard a knock on his door, knowing that it was probably Aspen.  One downside of his Minimalist lifestyle was that his social life had shrunk dramatically, emulating the rest of his routine:  always aiming for simplicity, modest frugality, making sure to leave plenty of space, and time, for contemplation.  Like his … Continue reading A New Earth – Judgement Day