August 22, 2012

Finishing the edits on "The Breaking"

As I've been writing the second story in The Pandora Chronicles, I've realized a couple of things. First, it's not so hard to imagine a world in which an annual plague claims thousands of lives, because it's almost the way it is now. How many people die of influenza each year? How many other illnesses have no cure and become epidemics or even pandemics?

The other thing is, it's very easy to become sort of immune -- pardon the pun -- to the dangers we're confronted with every day. We don't think twice about the risks inherent in our environment or our food supply. It's "just the way it is."

Do we need a reality check?

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