[Chapter Fourteen – “Awake” — Part Ten of Seventeen]
[To be continued…]
[Original writing & photography by J. E. Lattimer]
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“You were floating in outer space?” Charlotte said.
Jack nodded. “Yes. I was pulled into a forgotten star and consigned to oblivion. I know that more happened before I woke up, but it is only a fleeting dream now. I cannot grasp onto any of the details…” He had a strange faraway look in his eyes.
“So the version of America that you left behind had not fallen to corruption and tyranny? People still valued life and freedom there?”
He chuckled. “No, not exactly. It was just a different flavor, I guess. A group of the scientific elite had taken control, but it was not as blatantly obvious as it is here.”
“We did not have to deal with Sentries and spy devices in everything.” Jack said. “Well, I was not aware of such things if they were present.” He took a deep breath and shook his head.
“The earth itself had been under siege- The people and all other forms of life suffered the consequences. Huge airplanes would crisscross the sky all day and night dumping and spraying a chemical concoction everywhere.”
“It was getting so bad that the crops would not grow anymore. The trees were so poisoned and brittle that they were simply falling over. Various toxins were being added to nearly every facet of the food supply at an alarming rate-”
“Jack,” Charlotte interrupted him. “You are talking about things that happened many years ago in this world. You really do not remember how they genetically altered everything to withstand the contamination?”