Uncle to the New World
Everything went as predicted. The ice caps melted, Antarctica no longer had snow, permafrost thawed, and sea levels rose. Temperatures grew more extreme, as did the weather. The sixth extinction became an undisputable reality. Humanity clung on for a while with all their technology, but soon, they died too. So did their pets. Mostly.
I’ve always had a preference for masculine voices. Soft, smooth, or deep and gravelly. Maybe because I just don’t like my own scratchy, high pitched voice. Or maybe because moms yelling always woke me from my best dreams.
A couple days later the family squeezed into the cockpit of the Perentie. Veya had not slept last night; She was so excited to find out where she came from. She had tried to dig up information on Lumis with the ship's computer, but she did not find much more than a short description. Lumis is an Earth-like planet orbiting a yellow dwarf star inhabited primarily by humans. A list of details about the atmosphere, gravity, and other statistics followed. She tried to imagine what her family was like. Did they have red hair like her? Or maybe they had her eyes? And then there were the darker thoughts. Perhaps her family did not want her.
- Third Place in Wave Makers Challenge
Boycott Green Washing
“Oh, look at the cute little ducklings they are rescuing from oil spills. They really do care about the planet.” Have you ever had this thought while considering what dish soap to purchase? I hate to say it, but if you have, you are a victim of greenwashing. Greenwashing is how corporate entities make themselves look good at a glance, creating a positive public persona in order to sell more products. In this article, I am going to share a few companies to consider boycotting for the health of our oceans and our planet—and you, the consumer of those products.
Cartoons Beloved by 20 Somethings
...go to summer camp? 10. Summer Camp Island (2018 - Present) – Supernatural, Adventure Rated TV-Y7 Cute and wholesome. You can definitely watch this one with the kiddos unlike some of my other recommendations. Oscar and Hedgehog spend summer camp on Summer Camp Island where witches are the camp counsellors. Most food can talk, and the monsters are nerds.
“Yes.” “Please, yes.” “No.” “Maybe…” “We can try to.” “Put it right there.” “Yes, touch me right there.” “Just like that.”
Fetal Heartbeats in 2821
Content Warning: This fiction contains details regarding sexual assault and abortion. Raven had never liked shaving her legs. Or any other part of her body for that matter. Today though, she found herself digging through her boxes of unused makeup and half-empty lotion bottles in search of the electric razor she had stashed away. She turned it on, listening to the electric hum for a moment before taking off her pants. As the fine hairs from her legs drifted to the floor her tears followed suit until Taffy, her large dog, bumped his snout under her arm.
Pacific Giant Salamanders
It was windy enough that Dominic could see multiple sailboats and ships on the horizon. He wrapped his arm around Alex’s waist watching the waters churn as the ferry sluggishly crept around the many islands between Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. Alex pointed out a couple of bald eagles roosting on the nearest island, her pleasure evident behind her sunglasses.