The Utility of Blossoms, or, deflowering the sundog
Nocita, Rosemarie E.
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This environmental satire novella intends to provide commentary about the importance of addressing our earth’s current environmental crisis while we can still implement solutions gradually. With Environmental Protection Agency members claiming that our air is too clean, even as the skies cloud over with smog, and the repealing of laws that prevent waste from coal being dumped into rivers and streams, the United States has reached a crossroads. We can choose to protect the earth and attempt to mitigate the damage that we have already done, or we can continue with Business As Usual. By juxtaposing outrageous solutions and individual characters’ social lives in a futuristic society not unlike our own, this novella hopes to warn against both inaction and narrow thinking that discounts cultural knowledge.