I wrote a short story for the Weatherfronts commission. The brief was to respond to the themes and the discussions arising from a two day Weatherfronts event that took place at the Free Word Centre earlier this year.
This event brought 50 writers/artists and 50 climate change scientists together to discuss creative ways to respond to climate change.
My 8000 word story was called For the Greater Good and I've just had feedback for it from the editors:
"We really enjoyed reading it! This was a great read. The human relationships here were very believable and there were some strong emotions conjured quickly, to pull the reader in to this new, alternate world. This was a great unpicking of the moral and societal dimensions that were raised at Weatherfronts, and it broached pertinent moral questions in a plausible and non-didactic way."
That's a relief!
The story will be published next month and there will be a launch event at the Free Word Centre on January 19. Maybe see you there?