Short Science Fiction Story Review – Bryn Fazakerley – Bridgewater

Photo taken by me – Pub Sign – The Bridgewater Inn, Oldham Werneth, Greater Manchester
Preston, England
May 22, 2016 1:28pm CST
2015 – Revolutions - Manchester Speculative Fiction – Spoiler alerts Another Manchester themed SF story from the Revolutions book with lots of references to the city’s cultural heritage. The Bridgewater Hall is the main Halle Orchestra concert venue for Manchester. In an all too probable tomorrow, the city so often associated with rain is affected by a prolonged severe drought that also has an impact on the rest of The World. This is down to Global Warming as might be expected. The narrator is involved in a relationship, but he has not told his lover that he has had a vasectomy because he longs for a child while he sees the immediate future as too horrible to bring children into. Sad and pessimistic, and perhaps all too much in keeping with many people’s thinking today. Arthur Chappell
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@Inlemay (16520)
• South Africa
6 Jun 16
or maybe enough pub signs for 5 years? that would be 365 x 5 = 1825 ?
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• Preston, England
6 Jun 16
@Inlemay interesting stats - never broken it down like that before - I generally get fewer in winter due to bad cloud, poor lighting and it getting dark earlier
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
23 May 16
I haven't lived in an area with drought in awhile, interesting how weather played a role in the story
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• Preston, England
24 May 16
we have had minor droughts in the uk
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
22 May 16
they will have children no more.
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• Preston, England
24 May 16
@trivia79 yes that is the implication of the story
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