Fanatical terrorists attack thousands of refugees, but this isn't today’s world. This isn't even our universe. A colossal black hole dominates the few remaining settlements and it’s only a matter of time before it swallows them as well.
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In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure…
In this place, two sides fight a long-running ideological battle: Those who strive to survive and those who don’t see the point. Doing his best to ignore this struggle is Matari, who manages to stay out of it until a talkative hallucination, an annoying acquaintance, and a murderous missionary all propel him into the maelstrom.
Note: This story is the first part of a series.
Processional Episode I:Singularity of Choice. Approximately 10,500 words.
Episode II: Friends and Enemies out now!