By R.L. Baxter
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
4.54 billion years the earth has existed – forming life that has continued to grow and adapt. Of all the species that have evolved, mankind has exceeded the most, from the discovery of fire, to the Internet and advanced machinery. Unfortunately, the hearts of men have changed for the worse, due to greed, corruption and manipulative warfare. As such, the wrath of the earth has been stirred, and its creator Mother Gaia takes it upon herself to end the human race. Bearing the appearance of a beautiful young woman, Mother Gaia will experience the darkest hearts of mankind, with no light in sight. Political – full of scientific and religious contradictions that will leave you questioning your own morality, Mother Gaia is a reminder that nature is a force not to be reckoned with.
Mother Gaia is amazing! I mean by the third page I was hooked and not because Mother Gaia totally destroyed those guys, "My grudge comes from their senseless acts that destroy each other and themselves, even though they possess a brain that allows them to think on levels higher than all the animals of nature."
I love how well Mother Gaia is written. It's really what I would imagine her being like. The purpose of this story is just plain out awesome. I enjoyed when Mother Gaia was introduced to Maya by the white dove. There is definitely a good balance of humans that are kind to Mother Gaia's children and the ones who aren't.
Mother Gaia is a wonderful short story! I would want everyone to read this novelette. Mother Gaia is five stars!
Ricky Baxter is the author of Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, Mother Gaia, A Sinless Horizon and The Worst Death. He is an avid blogger and speaker, giving advice and thoughts to fellow creators from all walks of life. His other works include Colours of Destiny, a Youtube visual novel.
Currently Ricky lives in London, England, where he writes and blogs. Starting out as a composer since graduating with a Ba(Hons) in music and multimedia, Ricky worked for many independent short film directors, gaining notable IMDB credits . Since then, he has embraced his earlier passion of writing fictional stories.