SummerBy, Nan Claire Falkner

Five hundred years ago, the world was warmer. There were parades in the summer and the Fourth of July was lit with firecrackers and fireworks in the sky. People wore thin summer clothing. Because of the “Great Polar Event”, the world changed overnight. Planting of crops became vertical gardens inside silos and heated from the inner core of the earth. Outdoor events ceased. People became lackadaisical about the importance of the Earth climate and began having more children, thus the need for more food. The planet is doomed. Our only hope is the Scientists working on the “Great Equator Event.”


39 thoughts on “Summer

  1. Sounds like Princess Leia in Star Wars who said “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You are my only hope”. Except I think she should had asked for “Obi-NAN Kenobi”. Of course, I am a little bias.

    • Dear Rochelle, You must be a night person too. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up and started writing. Thanks for the kind words – you however, are one of the REAL talents of this group! Nan

  2. But on a positive note ice cream prices have crashed……

    The scary thing about the dystopian stories this week is that many stories, including yours, are uncannily close to the what the future may hold.

  3. What you describe for our future doesn’t sound appealing at all, Nan. It’s very worrying what’s happening on Earth now, and how it will affect future generations. There are so many ways in which we’re polluting land, air and sea, and depleting every natural resource we have. The ‘Great Equator Event’ sounds intriguing- whatever it involves.

    • Dear Gahlearner, I watch so much Discovery Channel and History Channel – there is always something on about the Earth. The last one I watched, there was information about the 5 “Dyings” from Earth History. Really made me think about our world. Very interesting! Nan

  4. the rumor has it that there’ll come the time when the earth’s surface temperature will be so hot that our descendants will be forced to live underground just like today’s martians. it will be sooner than we think. 🙂

    • Dear Plaridel – I’m sure you are right – even the scientists can decide on one exact path the Earth will go. I believe that it will take the one it wants to and we can NOT do anything about it. The Earth heals itself! Nan

  5. Oh goodness, Nan! I’m certainly not buying tickets to The Great Equator Event…it sounds too hot for me 😦
    I hope it’s not too late to turn things around and that people are listening to the warnings and changing the ways we live on this one and only earth.

  6. The great polar event and the great equator event. Intriguing. The world sounds doomed indeed. I like how you’ve described the living conditions. Creates a good sense of the people’s struggle to keep life going.

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