The world we find ourselves in today has seemingly been scrubbed of any lingering morals, that just a couple generations ago, were clung to so tightly. Plagues, once the major killer, have been replaced, out-murdered by the abortion factories that now cover our countries like flies on carcasses. The pro-life movement has made great strides in recent years. It would seem there has almost been a shift, but the fight is long from over. We must continue to hold to our views and express them to our utmost ability and means in hope of reawaking the masses.
I wrote this novel with that in mind. I wanted to create a future in my series that will compel young-adults or anyone who might be interested, to rethink their stances on such subjects. In STORK: Sowing Season, I wanted to paint a dark future in which our current disregard for the unborn is morphed into a complete surrendering of the right to procreate. I truly believe that is where we are headed if we continue to desensitize ourselves to the slaying of unborn children.
The story isn’t preachy; the characters are not perfect model citizens. I desired to write something that captured a true envisioning of the habits of humans, both the God-fearing and secularists. Sowing Season follows three major story arcs: a traditional Catholic family who operate an underground Mass, a young man who gets initiated into a group of extremists, and lastly, a detective who serves the State blindly in hopes of affording the child of his wife’s dreams. Each story is sewn into one another to set the stakes among family and friends in this dystopian future.
The book spends time on other topics as well, such as Just Warfare, traditionalism versus progressivism, religious persecution –and events, detonated by extremism, that has happened and will grow more common as world views continue to clash under the weight of an automated system of oppression. The world governments have replaced their flesh and bone leaders with one of infinite ability, a perfect artificial intelligence, named Unity. He enslaves the masses to his will, constructed by cold data and statistics. Unity has become a new god for the world population in a way --saving them from Pestilence, Famine, War, and perhaps Death itself. He’s willed that natural pregnancies be prevented, in favor of the better…safer alternative –the lab-grown children from STORK.
I truly believe, that laws regarding procreation, such as seen in China, will become much more prevalent in the future. It is only a matter of time before these words become history if we do not continue to proclaim that life DOES begin at conception and that the unborn have a right to continue without interference.
A quote I found shortly after finishing my novel is from G.K. Chesterton and I find it a perfect description of the fears I am trying to articulate:
“The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the
free man makes for himself and by himself.”
Finally, I’d also like to say I wanted to make a story that is gripping. Too often we see the sugary-sweet and cheesy films made by Christians for Christians. I wanted to build something cool, something that would intrigue even the average agnostic liberal. My first reader was such and she greatly enjoyed the story. I hope this is something that we can share with many. We have said what we believe, it is time to also reveal what will be if we do not make a collective effort to forever rid our minds of the idea that it’s just a clump of cells.
STORK: Sowing Season is available for purchase here:
Cover Art is by Chris Lewis of Baritus Catholic Illustration