Choose Your Future

      Stephen Livingston / History & Fiction
Choose Your Future

Winner of the inaugural Canongate Prize for New Writing and first published in the prize winning anthology Scotland into the New Era.A short story about the near future written in the second person, exploring themes of art, science, politics and self determination.All Bleu Dalton has ever wanted since the Day of Evanescence is for things to go back to the way they were before the Seven Nations became One and Carl Dickens became dictator. After the publication of Dickens' "Tri-Life: Be Successful" book, people of the New Nation started surviving according to the rules in the book, causing international chaos that Bleu believes she only sees; until one day when Bleu is mysteriously captured and the truth about her world and its fate becomes clearer than she could have ever imagined.
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