"Afterglow"

Title"Afterglow"
Year for Search2021
AuthorsBrodeck, Lindsey(b. 1995)
Secondary TitleImagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors
Date PublishedSeptember 14, 2021
PublisherFix Solutions Lab
Place PublishedNp
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

The story is set in a future where people who can afford to or can get a labor contract are leaving Earth. The point-of-view character is a woman who does not want to leave whose partner has a contract for both of them. Following odd clues, she discovers a movement called the Keepers who are rewilding the planet as well as inner city gardening, beekeeping, and other projects to heal Earth. One them is the need for a change in language to eliminate the distinction between humans and the natural world. The story was awarded first prize in the climate fiction contest.

URLAfterglow | Fix (grist.org)
Info Notes

The story was awarded the first prize in the climate fiction contest

Illustration

Illus. Amelia K. Bates

Author Note

Female author (b. 1995)

Full Text

2021 Brodeck, Lindsey (b. 1995). “Afterglow.” Illus. Amelia K. Bates. Imagine 2200: Climate Fiction for Future Ancestors (September 14, 2021). Fix Solutions Lab. Afterglow | Fix (grist.org)

The story is set in a future where people who can afford to or can get a labor contract are leaving Earth. The point-of-view character is a woman who does not want to leave whose partner has a contract for both of them. Following odd clues, she discovers a movement called the Keepers who are rewilding the planet as well as inner city gardening, beekeeping, and other projects to heal Earth. One them is the need for a change in language to eliminate the distinction between humans and the natural world. The story was awarded the first prize in the climate fiction contest. Female author.