Dental Hygiene on Orbital Station #57, by Meg Murray
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My mind was made up. I was going to join the historian-witnesses. My guides had tested my resolve. They had spoken truthfully to me all day.
It’s too easy to imagine the end of the world. Much easier, sometimes, than imagining a pathway to a better world. That’s why Solarpunk Futures was created.
Empty lots and poor people’s homes were fed into one end of the market, high-rises were spat out the other. But parking garages, in all their brutalist invincibility, were hard to tear down or retrofit. That’s when Derby gangs like us rolled in. We squatted and tagged, built planter beds, and from the broken glass and cigarette butts birthed the totally novel institution that is Doomsday Derby.
If only her ancestors had witnessed the arrival of the age of milk and honey.
As the saying goes, conflict makes a great story. I believe having a society grow and evolve as much as the characters give more interesting layers to it.
Our editors-in-chief recently joined a couple of the hosts and talked all things Solarpunk on the “If This Goes On” podcast.