Decay and chaos blight the sprawling metropolis and he suspects that the flowers are to blame. Although maybe the cardboard collectors are mixed up in it as well.
The president will know: and Lorenzo means to find out.
novella ~ 20,000 words
The Ministry of Flowers
He climbed the last steps of the subway to a city of ghosts. For the second time that week the street lights had failed and his fellow citizens, drab and dispirited at the best of times, were a shifting mass of shadow trudging the gloomy avenue. Lorenzo instinctively placed a hand over the wallet in his pocket and prepared to find a way home. Read more...