Short Story: Dreams and Darkness
PROJECT STATUS: ON GOING, ON HOLD.
A Short story I started writing after being inspired by various works I was reading. Primary influences are “Going Interstellar” by Les Johnson/Jack McDevitt, as well as ” Starfall”, Martin H. Greenberg (Editor). Currently on hold and incomplete because of writer’s block.
Human progress is slowed due to economic failures of the major powers, unending wars to suppress radical terrorism, and general apathy among the populations of the super powers. Not until the elements of radical terrorism unite under one flag, does the people of civilized world wake up from its slumber. However, they only discover it’s too late, as the New Holy war take a major toll on civilization. Several major cities are annihilated by nuclear strikes from previously unknown weapons sites in the middle east. The war wages on for decades until the Arrival in 2063.