I have two new short stories out! Both very different kinds of climate fiction…
So It Goes
So It Goes Vol. 10 – The Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, The Good Earth: Vonnegut and the Environment is a new compendium of stories honouring the wise fool’s commitment and advocacy for Our Good Earth.
Kurt Vonnegut wrote about the evolution of man and his destruction of the environment in his 1985 novel Galapagos.
This collection tackles everything from forest fires to floods to all kinds of environments as they relate to people and their struggles and joys.
My contribution is “The Sense of Smell”, a very short tale involving a little girl lost, set in a future sustainable city neighbourhood. What could possibly go wrong?
Teens Of Tomorrow: Stories of Near and Far-Flung Futures
AND… Teens Of Tomorrow: Stories of Near and Far-Flung Futures explores possible futures, near to today, through the stories of twelve courageous teens grappling with their realities and the roles they aspire to play as the future unfolds before them. Stories like that of:
- a boy scientist battling lions in Kenya
- a student activist taking on the caste system in India
- a teen mother joining a climate strike (my contribution)
- an anti-gun protester at a school shooter drill
- a cyborg social media star striving to self-actualize
- and a space colonist fighting corruption amongst her own crew.
Incorporating personal issues of race, sexuality, gender, ability, class, religion and politics with global matters such as the environment, technology, healthcare and social reform, these stories are as urgent right now as they will be in the turbulent years sure to come.