Tales from Planet B
Curated by Morayo Faleyimu; Art Designed by Kathryn Destin
In honor of Earth Day 2023, Girls Write Now presents "Tales from Planet B". This eclectic mix of poetry, screenwriting, speculative fiction, and interactive storytelling proposes vastly different Earths, each one born of different, but pivotal human choices. While there is no Planet B for us, there will always be one for those creative enough to imagine it.
A college freshman arrives on campus with her loyal guide dog. Whispers from the trees lead her to question her purpose: will she be an advocate or a bystander?
Mommy doesn’t tell her she’s seeded first in a dying race.
“To Go or Stay” uses drawings and images to describe an apocalyptic world suffering from climate change. The people in that society have to choose to stay on or leave Earth as disasters affect different parts of the US. This choice will affect how they can contribute to society and improve the environment.
Holder of euphoria and life
I enshroud the senses
The current environmental issues will be exacerbated in the near future if nothing is done today. This is my form of rising to speak on an issue that threatens the world.
The narrator’s family is chosen by lottery to relocate underground for 15 years once the earth becomes overpopulated. This story recounts her first trip to the surface.
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