Miawithoutoil

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(posted this on my account first due to livejournal Here’s the last post, to the story. Took me ages to get to accept this. )

July,

Mia wiped her brow in the early heat, leaving a streak of earth across her face the land beneath her feet. She off her skirt and put the last of the vegetables the wicker basket and headed out of the It was midsummer and many of the little gardens were alive produce.

She rushed up to the stop in time to squeeze onto the as it reached the top of Whiteladies Road. As the electric trolleybus was full of shoppers and those like Mia who had an on the Downs. She flashed her ration across the conductor’s reader and a handrail as the tram lurched

The market was busy, as ever, of ramshackle stalls and semi-permanent where the cars once Security walked prominently the crowds of shoppers, subtle but watching. Little boys in amongst the stalls, enjoying fun whilst their holidays on.

Mia lived in Clifton, in a house had once been one tall home but after heavy was now occupied by four couples. she the kitchen/living space and put the basket of and veg on the counter. She reminded herself to sure she had enough electricity to use more than two rings on the

She splashed some water her face and called into the only other room.

she said. You done with the

Sure, came the reply. You onto work?

She went the bedroom and put her arms around her shoulders as he logged off his workstation and got up to let her use the She gave him a long kiss

Thanks, she said. How’d go?

Alright, he said, scratching his We’re getting close to enough people signed on to the panels now.

Excellent, she giving him another kiss. let you know when I’m

That’s ok love, he said. got to go check out the shipment of raw materials it here safe. I’ll see you

‘K. She watched him leave, his body distracting her.

had been American most of his although he now tried to hide it. His parents had sent him to university in with the last of their after the third oil crash. the fourth, they came to the UK to him permanently.

Mia had met him at university. He studied she did biochemistry. They were part of the students wing of the energy conservation project. got to talking and then to other

When he finished university, went to work for Greg’s solar company. After died in the Bird Flu epidemic of Alex took over the trying to encourage local to build the panels in small using the bare minimum of materials.

She logged on to the power-saving — a small lcd screen and a low processor to use as little energy as She checked her emails. A few related to her on the ecosystem of the new Severn barrage she was trying to cultivate a family of that would be farmable and solve the silting of the reservoir.

was also one from Uncle

What trouble are you in now? she Andy had gotten more and into the open source scene, an underground movement to engineer medications and release as creative commons licensed for anyone to use. Needless to say the companies heavily clamped on it, and now Andy was having to dance their checks, again.

kiddo,’ the letter read like we’re under the here again for a few months nothing more than and sheep on the farm, I promise! It your little delivery going to make it, I’m Lots of Love, Andy.’

That made her sit up and take Her ‘little delivery’ was her contraceptive — far cheaper by open than what it costed the government, even if they did try to it on everyone to reduce the population The government pill didn’t her — gave her cramps.

was going to be a pain. She put the thought to one and read over the days from the students working at the The barrage was soon to open and been trying out a number of of fish in small enclosures to see survived the best.

Rapidly in her work, she was only stirred by the light that told her the credit for the computer was running She saved her work and let the screen down silently. No point in any more rations — she do the rest by hand.

Alex She put a finger to her lips and led him out to the window of the room. He frowned.

What?

she said, what do you feel a child?

His look was stunned. She the situation with the birth

But you’ve never wanted to a child into the world he said. You’ve always this world is too dangerous to a new life into.

Mia looked out of the window with arm around her, thinking the events since the first oil She thought about the Iran war and the of Jerusalem. About Alex’s of the corn famine in Alberta, the biofuel crisis kickstarted the oil crash and the breakup of the USA. She about the clashes between and the remaining states, about the starving across the world.

She about her mother and Greg and them during the flu crisis, and deaths. About the flooding of and the electricity riots of 2013.

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she looked around at the small but house and the husband she shared it She looked at the streets, empty of where kids played in the and every house had something She thought of the barrage and the power it was to supply, as well as the food the fish.

She thought about work with fitting made solar panels on roofs, and the vast number of businesses thriving in their own ways.

A dark shape in the sky, sending a shadow onto the streets. They as the supply airship drifted into view, fresh dropping off important components and such as those Alex Its vast helium balooon lazily across the sky, back to its home port but using very little

The underslung cabin caught the sunlight, glowing deep red as it over the city and out towards the Mia turned away from the

You know, she said. I think ready.

Really? Alex look convinced.

Yeah, she We’ve lived in a world oil for 12 years, with all this and destruction but we’ve survived. Our isn’t rich compared to my parents had, or yours. But rich enough.

This not perfect, but it’s ours. I we’re ready to bring a new into it.

Ok, Alex said. He her and turned towards the kitchen I traded some of our potatoes for quinoa the airship brought in. You that tonight?

Sure, Mia that sounds good.


She away from the window, and the was gone.

[author’s note: 32 (or 632, if you like)

I’ve planning this for a while a look into the future oil (does that count as the ‘f’?). I want to end it with a hopeful note. There is a out there without oil where can live their lives. It be as material rich as ours and it may a lot of struggle to get there.

But ultimately, we will get there, we must.

I just want to say how I’ve enjoyed the experience of wwo and a big of applause for all the guys running the and everyone contributing. Together we a world. That’s a hell of an — and I hope that it our real world a little informed and aware than it was I hope so.]

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