Commonwealth: A Novel of Utopia, part 2, chapter 2
Author’s Note: This is an excerpt from my novel Commonwealth. The rest of today’s installment is free, but only on my Patreon site. If you want to read the next part today, it’s already up on Patreon as well. You can sign up for as little as $1/month, or $2 for exclusive author’s notes and behind-the-scenes material. There’s also a table of contents for all published chapters.
Rae woke with the sunrise.
As the sun came up, her bedroom grew pleasantly warm. Where the light crept across them, the blue-and-purple walls glowed with green and gold speckles, as if the rays had filtered through a forest canopy.
She yawned and stretched. She had closed her bedroom curtains the night before, but they had opened by themselves to let in the daylight.
Outside her window, the skyward-soaring towers of the Pacific Republic shimmered in tiger stripes of yellow and pink. Silvery air shuttles whirred back and forth. Golden fire sparkled on the blue of the river and lent a subtle halo to the lush green parkland.
There was a clock on the computer desk. It was just after 8 AM. She had slept, deeply and dreamlessly, for fourteen hours.
She felt better than she had in a long time. She was bursting with energy, and the world was rich with possibility. She wanted to get out and explore. She wanted to see everything.