The Ugly Duckling

      Dionne Anderson
The Ugly Duckling

"The Ugly Duckling" is a short story about a young girl who for years thought she was the ugly sister. She never saw herself as the pretty one. She was always awkward and very different from her older sisters and never stood out. It took her freshman year in college away from the shadow of her sisters to find the beauty that has always been there.Mutual global wellbeing clashes up against conservative international business-as-usual climate change policies. In a speculated near future, a consortium of High Impact Climate Change Countries opts to leverage geoengineering, the artificial cooling designed after natural volcanic eruptions, when negotiating climate change agreement with the rich countries of the OECD. As drones threaten anyone on the ground with Hellfire missiles, and as the political agenda heats up, the HICCC consortium selects Vince the story telling engineer and Tami the British Bangladeshi paleoclimatologist to inform Canada of their selection as a go between messenger.
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