NFT + Dystopia =

I wrote a short story about a young man’s attempt at escaping a system where people can be owned, bought, and sold. Set in the near future, this technology exists right now in the form of Non-Fungible Tokens, which is of course all made possible by blockchain technology. All we need is the application of pressure in the right parts of our social and financial system and this could become a reality. Read it right here:

Non-Fungible Human by S.J. Gemmell

Or on your favourite platforms — Wattpad or substack.

Dystopia and returning to the land

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.