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MARGA & MATT - a militant, vegan, love story...

By David Conway

Near Future America.

The Great Pollen Collapse begins with a crash, when over 90% of America’s commercial bee population suddenly dies in the almond fields of California, sending shockwaves through the country’s industrial food system. Now as the food system comes apart at the seams, people go hungry, and Big-Food desperately plugs holes in the system, with Future-Foods rushed to market.

But in New-Brooklyn, now a sustainable green city that made The Switch long before The Collapse, two unlikely characters find love: Matt, an off the grid Street-P (homeless hunter-gather), and Marga, a Creagan (purity obsessed vegan). Nestled within the sustainable safety of New-B (New-Brooklyn), Marga & Matt swim into an intoxicating love affair. Until the struggling world outside of New-B comes crashing in, and Carni’s (industrial food junkies) over-run the farmers market looking for something to eat.

In the face of this threat, a radical vegan visionary, Agave, offers Marga & Matt safety in her group, The Children of the Green. As Marga & Matt argue over Agave’s authenticity, they tough it out in an increasingly difficult New-Brooklyn, which as its sustainable buffer wears thin, is experiencing food riots of its own, and, is being threatened by an ever more starving, desperate, and violent group of Carni’s.

Soon Agave reveals her grand plan to ferry the group to safety outside of New-Brooklyn, leaving a strained Marga & Matt with a tough decision: Take their chances with a possible Carni takeover of New-B, or follow Agave, perhaps a mad savior, to the Catskills where The Children of the Green will build a futuristic World-Saving Community.

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