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The California Territory: 2011-2020

Dream type: Collapse

The 2011 economic crisis led to US intervention in California, with Chief Justice Barack Obama revoking statehood for 17 former states in 2015, handing direct control to President Biden's Interior department. Worldwide drought, violent weather, and the die-off of all domestic bees caused the 2016 Bee Famine, and over 60% of Californians emigrated to the former Rust Belt or Haiti in the 2017 Resettlement Act. 2020 California is largely self-reliant based on the Foodshed farming revolution and permatechnology advances, so President Michelle Obama believes California might be ready for statehood in five years. (see http://sto.ly/fDN8hh for more details.)

by: Stowe Boyd | Jan 31, 2011

8 people like this.


Verse Vendor

Dream type: Transformation

So I'm walking along, "Oh, look at how sunny California is," I think. I go into my local coffee shop for a date with this woman & "OMG!" There's a vending machine for poetry. I guess I have 3 bucks on my credit card. Cool, it'll totally impress this woman. Oh and I can pick from Bruce Sterling, Al Young (former poet laureate of California) & a bunch of people I don't know. It comes with a piece of gum. Awesome. Sold. It even printed it on newsprint for me. Wow. Wouldn't that be cool: to support our artists!

by: Max Cherney | Jan 31, 2011

5 people like this.


the smoky world

Dream type: Collapse

i smell the smoke in the stuffy air. i look across the dry grass. i don't think that we can really call it grass anymore. the waves are splashing up against the bare shore. the shore is black. it has a few coatings of- well i don't think we know what it really is now. the smell in the air is filling my nose. i remember when it used to be salty. i remember the laugh of the children and the sigh of relaxation as the parents settled down. that was the old times though. everyone's life has changed.

by: emily worpenberg | Dec 20, 2010

9 people like this.


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