A little while ago I read the book Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe. It really opened my eyes to the sophisticated systems and in-tune way that the Australian aboriginals lived on the land. I can’t see our technologically dominant society living off the land for 60,000 years. We tend to bend it to our will, potentially breaking it in the process.
This short story explores a post-apocalyptic future that is not based on some Anglo-Saxon hero overcoming the odds. It’s just shy of 3000 words, so it should be a 10-minute read.