Will We Survive?

What would you do if your life partner was suddenly blown out of a window—or a cave—by an unseasonal winter hurricane, and disappeared in the tempest?

What would you do if there were no telephones, cellphones, internet, anything remotely electronic? What if most of the world’s population had died from the latest pandemic, or the  wild climate?  Or, driven homicidal, murdering others, before the disease killed them.

What would you do if you were one of the few survivors?  If your only alternative was to find wild food, or abandoned stores? 

Eve traipsed back to their home cave, with her twelve year old refugee companion, though she knew that her lover, Dawit, could not be awaiting her there. Food was. 

The hurricane was not the end of him; Dawit is Eve’s soulmate. She begins to dream….

“Will We Survive?” wrestles with how people manage, when technology has collapsed. While some may want to control everyone, like Putin, most do not. In this rocky land, a new cooperative community may form. It would be unlike the underground settlements, dominated by their billionaire owners. The undergrounders succumb to the plague through their own aggression. 

Cooperation may aid survival: terror and war destroys any chance of it.

Published by douglascsmyth

Writer, gardener, former political science and economics professor, free-lance writer, 81-years old, married to Elizabeth Cunningham, father of Darshann, Julian and Marina. I live on the western slope of the Shawangunk ridge, NY, in a house powered largely by solar and heated and cooled by it. Associated with High Valley, Clinton Corners, until 2014.

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