A little shop in the future


My! It is hot here tonight in London. I found it difficult to concentrate on my core tasks this evening, including the writing, but, nevertheless, I have produced something. That’s better than last night, when the computer was giving me some problems and I didn’t find the time to write, due to the fact I was trying to sort that out, so it wasn’t really worthwhile putting anything on the blog!

The paragraphs I have composed this evening include a little shop, re-opened and selling some goods in the dystopian future. Nothing of the consumer society exits, of course. That’s long since gone! However, the community I write about has tried to take a collective approach, which means that they can manufacture some goods on a local basis and sell them in the shop which is run as a co-operative. Nice to see that some-one could still make the effort, especially in a time when most of the population of the island lives under the miserable regime of neo-feudalism. Then again, it is Wales where I have set this particular part of the novel, a country naturally inclined to community action with the old concept of ‘Cymdeithas’ (literally ‘community’).

Enough said really about this – I think it’s time to retire and try and cope with getting some sleep in the hot, sticky, oppressive atmosphere. I’m beginning to get a feel of what it will probably be like once global warming kicks in (if it does! Maybe we’re almost already there?)

Adieu!

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About Owen Law

My pen-name is ‘Owen Law’ (real name: Nicholas Davies.) I’m a science fiction writer specialising in dystopian/apocalyptic visions of the future. I’m from Shropshire, England (on the borders with Wales) and I’m in my forties. I have a background in public services and training. I’ve been working on my first novel, Dragon Line, since 2008. I’ve also written several short stories, one of which you can find on this blog (‘Matilda Leviathan‘). I now reside on the border of Shropshire and Wales, and my interests include writing (of course!), current affairs and environmental issues.
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