A letter from the future by Fanny Yaar
Claudia, I’ve finally indulged in reading your story. I’m so intrigued! The “letter from the future” format reminds me of a Joanna Macy exercise of the same name from her book, “Coming Back to Life.” Are you familiar with it? I can send a scan, if not.
The conflict between tech and organic life is well-drawn here. As an endgame of the “tech will save us” trope, this has an eerie ring. I can’t wait to see what happens. And, yes, I’ll go back and start from the beginning now. 😊
Amazing, Claudia! Superb world building through this letter. Lots of details and info -- some already known through the other stories, but told and reinforced through this entry -- that just add so much realism to your world and tale. I love the letter format and can't wait for more, to see where this goes and what twists and turns it might take. 👏🤩😍
Using these Memory Logs as a means of exposition and world-building is unobtrusive and opens the reader up to explore the world more. It reads very factual, in the form of a diary, which makes it believable and helps to immerse the reader. Well done, Claudia.
We should organize society, our public school systems and job training programs, around the concept of collective ownership instead of private businesses.
REMOVE MONEY, REMOVE CORRUPTION
If every worker got in exchange for their professional careers everything that they needed to have a happy, balanced life in a safe and healthy world governed by fair laws and modern practices, then our use of science and ethics to generate daily goods and services, as basic human entitlements, will have fulfilled the purpose of socialism: to ensure “universal protections for all by all” without using money anymore or national currencies to uphold private capital, maintain structural wealth, or support banks and financing and other profit-making activities.
Love the inclusion of this, Claudia. Love the angle(s) and depth it offers. Really great work.
This was my first read of your work as I just recently subscribed, I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m excited to read more!