“We live in uncertain times.”
This phrase has been used by every society in every age of recorded history. The story of man is a story of uncertainty. It’s part of the human condition. Every advancement we’ve made, every failure we’ve suffered, and every trial we’ve endured can all be boiled down to one moment of uncertainty. Call them tipping points. Which way will the pendulum swing? Sometimes we grasp when these moments are upon us but more often than not it takes the passage of time for the dust to settle until we can see “through the glass darkly” and make our judgments.
This collection of short fictionalized histories, each exactly 300 words long, is an attempt to show that the uncertain times in which we now reside are no different than any other time - ever. Tragedies, triumphs, good times and bad are presented here as a calendar chronicling one year in the life of our world. All of the remarkable players and props are brought together for the novel that is US. Some of the characters and events you may already be familiar with, others not at all. But don’t be too sure of yourself when reading these stories; they’ll sometimes take you where you least expect!