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 ocean, and a text message: “on my way”.  Over at the Minimalists’ corner, the ritual celebration had turned into an impromptu leadership meeting in light of the new development in … Continue reading A New Earth – The Circle

A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

continued from previous Olivia was out on an evening stroll.  She 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 … Continue reading A New Earth – To All New Arrivals

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 – Night

continued from previous Darkness had begun to sweep like a thick veil over John’s desolate neighborhood.  It must have been a relief for the mimosa trees that were surrounded by miles and miles of hot, burning concrete slabs on every direction.  Even for their African genetic makeup, the brutal heatwave was too much to handle.  … Continue reading A New Earth – Night

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 Farm

continued from previous The lights had begun to dim for the evening inside the 25-storey vertical farm.  A former office building for banking and insurance firms before the pandemics and the hurricanes, upon its conversion to a farm it had been hailed as one of the city’s rare economic revival stories.  As humans sheltered inside … Continue reading A New Earth – The Farm

A New Earth – Memory Lane

continued from previous But sometimes adding on to the existing DNA code is not nearly enough to adapt.  Sometimes evolution cannot catch up with environmental changes.  The only way to “adapt” in this case is to start over the process of life itself.  There was a real and present danger that life on the planet … Continue reading A New Earth – Memory Lane