Who would have thought it? Montreal was the answer to human salvation. Due to its specific geographic location, prevailing winds and ocean currents and distance from any of the active fault lines, Montreal was the one place where the air was still breathable, the climate was habitable and the landscape stable. Peering through the curtains … Continue reading MONTREAL – WHO KNEW?
Day Twenty-Two: Today we climbed to the peak above our valley and staked our flag. We had an official ceremony with just original the founders of the New State of America. Later we joined the others building the wall around our border. We don't want to build barriers, but we have to do something to … Continue reading THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
A STORY OF VITUPERATION IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA ‘A poor turnout. I thought there would have been more.’ Steiner looked out over the square. Behind the protesters the Hofburg, the Presidential Palace, sat unperturbed, protected by the line of police in riot gear. ‘How many are you counting?’ Valentina scanned the gathering, ‘A few thousand, five … Continue reading V IS FOR VIENNA, AUSTRIA
'Don't cross the border,' his father had pleaded. Cortez sat on what remained of the balcony. 'Look at me now, Padre.' His balcony. It would take hard labour to fix the place up, but he had been doing hard labour his whole life. This time though, the work would be for his benefit, not the … Continue reading SPOILS OF WAR
George Washington stood at the bow of the liner as the port came into view. He was aware of the cameras and people around him, the helicopters above, the military ships alongside. He thought about his parents. This was their homeland. They had left before he was born, as part of the evacuation. They had … Continue reading REHABITATION