Imagine 2200, Fix’s climate fiction contest, recognizes stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress, imagining intersectional worlds of abundance, adaptation, reform, and hope. Read the 2022 collection here.
“I’m fired?” I swallowed. “You’re firing me?” I felt for the desk behind me, held on.
“Not at all!” boomed my principal. “You’re redundant. Entirely different.”
“Redundant — useless?”
“Redundant — excess. They’re closing the school! Ancient windows, cracked roof, flooded gym, too much! However, here’s a list of school boards with openings. We’ll write you a stellar reference!”
My eyes were wide. I made myself blink.
On the solarbus home, I thought, how to tell Benni? She’d grown up here, in our big, crazy “family.” Leaving would be terrifying.
When I was 25, I’d been crazy in love. Perhaps I’d stumbled too quickly into parenting. More quickly than he. I had no idea what to do with an adorable infant who couldn’t discuss Thunberg or Yousafzai, and needed to be carried. All the time. Ben... Read more