My writing style could be considered “stream of consciousness”. As my fingers work the keyboard, new ideas flood into my mind and often I find I have discovered plot lines that even surprise me!
#SPOILERALERT Much of 2121: Twilight’s Last Gleaming sees our heroes battling cannibals. That battle reaches its crescendo at the end when they are faced with a massive armed of crazed, tattooed, half-naked killers. As I was dreaming this all up, I wondered how cannibalism could have taken root in any America or any modern country. It definitely is not a main-stream concept. Then it hit me: global warming! Now this is a stretch, but it is fiction after all. In my home state of California, the government has already made cattle flatulence a climate change issue. Now, if governments view livestock as a key source of greenhouse gases, why would they not move to eliminate beef and pork from our diets? If that same government was also bankrupt, how could they pay for imported meat? I suppose you could presume all people move to vegetarianism, but that would not provide the same levels of disgust and opportunities to fight.
Another tidbit relates to the Mexican border. We all know the commotion regarding the desire of the president to build a wall. Well, I took a different tilt on this. Since the America in this book has descended into chaos, it is Mexico who built the wall to keep us out! That flip-flop made me laugh when it first crossed my mind. If you read 2121, I hope you will enjoy the irony.
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