125 Extracted Words – The Tease

September 2022



I write short fiction, flash fiction, essays and novels. This month’s Tease is from an essay in progress.

Humanity is out of balance.

Putin and Russia threaten to defend themselves by nuking their neighbors, even though the fallout would surely blow back on them. Politicians cry for the unleashing of fossil fuel energy to promote their short term political motives. Never mind that such actions only drive us ever quicker to the brink of a global climate apocalypse. Democracy is being threatened, not just in this country, but all over the globe.

The tightrope walker can cross spans hundreds of feet in the air, as long as they remain in balance. Yet, even the smallest obstacle becomes insurmountable, if they do not.

If we are to survive as a species and not destroy this planet in the process, we must regain our balance.


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