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 – 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 – Terraforming

continued from previous Jonathan began to cut speed as the boat entered the outer boundaries of the new mutant zone.  This was an area in the ocean he knew well by now.  But it had changed dramatically almost overnight.  The ocean was slowly but steadily glowing brighter and brighter against the fading sunset, as he … Continue reading A New Earth – Terraforming

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