Serendipidus – A Dying Earth. Bummer.


Medusa Dominatrix not only wanted to dominate Mother Earth; she planned to stop her in her tracks. The plan was simple – one environmental catastrophe after another – nuclear explosions, oil spills, brush fires and trash dumps. These events set off a reaction that struck frenzy in all creatures. Insects scurried from underground and even birds felt the vibrations on the earth. Every animal sensed it; except for the smartest – man.

The cataclysm brought tornado force winds and lifted the city’s trash into a funnel that blew over Liberty Harbor. Lady Liberty’s torch broke from her grasp and plummeted onto a ferry below. Steel beams busted, causing skyscrapers to crumble. The earth rumbled beneath the streets, rupturing water mains, gas pipes and sewers. Leaves blew from trees and trunks uprooted. When it ended, there was silence.

Life emerged slowly to chaos, yet commuters headed to work without much care. As the day wore on, few noticed the sun failed to rise. It grew obvious; the earth had stopped rotating. Panic filled hearts as life faded. Some looted for food, while others sought suicide, but a few brave souls remained steadfast with hope.

Mother Earth was resilient; she had healing ability beyond the concept of her greatest foes. While many mourned her life, others rallied around her resurrection. For her to live again, it would take a conscious effort to focus on her healing. As a growing number set their intention, the planet was renewed.


Inspiration comes from watching way too much Monty Python. The abstract and the absurd way of looking at normal life, not only offers humor, but questions many problems in society in a light-hearted manner. If we can laugh at ourselves, if we can laugh at life, problems do not seem quite so difficult to tackle. In fact, problems are not as complicated as they seem; everything is very simple. If you can laugh at it, write about it and read about it, most likely one would think about it.

Jen_Ott_bioAuthor Jennifer Ott has written several satire fiction, Wild Horses, The Tourist and two non-fiction books Love and Handicapping and Ooh Baby Compound Me! Her latest book about the homecoming of a Vietnam Veteran, Edge of Civilization will be released soon.

Jennifer Ott lives in Long Beach, California, enjoys the sun, the sand, the surf and lots of Mexican food.

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