Galaxii – An Unintended History of The Present?

Looking back, it doesn’t seem all that long ago that I first started writing my Galaxii scifi series. As it turns out, that was back in 1991 – my final year of high school – when I first started writing the backstory of Galaxii. It was futuristic, it was distantly post-apocalyptic, that is, it was set about a century after a devastating war… World War 3… The Big Nuke.

The year of that war? 2020. More

Storm Area 51! Let’s See Them Aliens! Etc!

Apparently today’s the day – 20 September… and by all indications, people are actually boarding planes and heading to Nevada to ‘see them aliens’! Events are being booked by various interested parties and interest appears to be at an all-time high – there’s even a music festival being organized – despite thinly-coated ‘soft’ warnings from the US military that intruders will be met with ‘deadly force’!

As a matter of fact, just a few days ago, a couple of European tourists were busted three miles deep into Area 51, and although they lived – being arraigned and convicted in what seems like record time before being deported – it’s doubtful they’ll ever be allowed back into the US again.

Hard as it may be to conceive, some people seem to think camping out on a very well-defended secret military installation – and actually considering storming it in an attempt to uncover its secrets – is a great idea, or that there will be an afterwards for them… But I suppose they’re counting on weight of numbers to help with that… “they can’t stop all of us” the organizers said. Then again, the people who first crossed no-mans land in East Berlin in 1989 and started hammering away at the Wall faced the same dillemma – and that was far more visibly fortified and guarded than Area 51…

In honor of this extraordinary event, I wrote a short story – which you can read here, with my most sincere compliments!

The Storming Of Area 51 by Christina Engela

It was a Friday, but not just any Friday – it was Friday the 20th of September, 2019 – and somewhere in the wide open spaces of Nevada, just off route 375 (often called “The Extraterrestrial Highway”), a crowd had gathered outside a gate manned by a quite large assembly of armed military personnel. More

State Capture – an inspired poem about current events!

What can I say? The world has been turned upside down – and inspiration struck!

State Capture

Goodbye Obama, farewell to sanity
Sieg heil, Hair Twitler – hello depravity!

Thank you, Electoral College, so long popular vote,
It’s been nice while it lasted, not as long as we’d hoped!
You might as well take a bow
‘Cos “Trump is our president now!”

Huddled masses rejected, immigrants spurned;
Pogroms revisited, mosques and synagogues burned.
Goodbye democracy, farewell apple pie!
Lady Liberty might just as well lay down and die!

O’Bannon dictates Nazi doctrine into policy
Taking a blow torch to the Liberty Tree,
While Orange Hitler kills the American Dream
The GOP tells the people to ‘take one for the team’.

How low can we go – how much worse can it get?
On the pretext to “make America Great”, instead her sun has set!
Where did that just, fair, libertarian secular spirit go
That once made brave America so?

Instead of an elected leader in the White House, a POTUS,
See what a flawed, usurped democracy has got us –
There sits a dictator and his cronies atop a Tower,
Plotting theocracy, planning walls – and his next golden shower.

How long will this nightmare carry on?
How long before all hope is gone?
How long will Hair Twitler reign –
And will he get out what he Putin?

So now the world waits – and worries, to see
What he will get up to next, the new fuhrer
– A malicious inept clown who has the nuclear codes
Yet can’t even acquit himself on Twitter.

Executive Orders to the left, threats and intimidation to the right,
The puppet prince slashes at civil rights with all his might!
Hello oppression and inequality, hello World War Three!
Goodbye America, goodbye… Land of the Free.


Christina Engela, 2017/02/03

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