That’s all I have to say for now…
…oh, except for the opening quote:
“Noah was the target of scorn and hate, with half of the people laughing at his ridiculous ideas, and the other half hating him for wasting his immense wealth on prideful foolishness. But then, there were the desperate who would agree to do anything for even the hope of survival.”
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Half and half, eh? You might reconsider your demographics. Perhaps a small percent of active ridiculers, a large majority of self-absorbed folks who wouldn’t care to believe anything that didn’t immediately affect their day-to-day, and some percent who would find it entertaining to watch a man spend a whole century, 18-20 percent of his lifetime, building a big boat and collecting and caring for a zoo. One might wonder if he hired some help during that time, or if his sons got involved, or if even they needed additional help. This couldn’t have been a trivial project, even if widely viewed as the crazy whim of an old man in his sixth century of life, no matter how healthy he might have seemed. Of course, one could imagine that during the course of a century, he had plenty of opportunities to answer questions, if anyone were curious enough to ask, and to state baldfaced warnings about a coming catastrophe that would seem about as unbelievable as “global warming”. 😉 Of course, the catastrophe he had in mind wasn’t slow or insidious, but perhaps it was even more unimaginable to the children of Cain, and even to those of Seth. The notion that none of them would survive, bad or good (?), was just too far-fetched. It must say something about their society and worldview that apparently none of them were even motivated to “hedge their bets” by building a recreational boat of their own on which they might stock a few provisions “for a rainy day” getaway. Or maybe some did have fishing vessels or the like, but the 40-day storms and high seas proved too severe for them to weather. What degree of humility might have been needed for them to have been saved, and would even *that* have been enough? Is desperation sufficient to give way to humility? I do hope I get to read this.
Oh, the Noah referenced above isn’t the Biblical one. I “borrowed” the name for my story’s main character who has a radical plan to save humanity from an extinction event caused by a global pandemic (yes, a familiar theme these days).
So sorry … understandable mistake, no? Given that, your snippet above doesn’t offer any clear hint about how pride figures into this story — nor, for that matter, what the storyline actually might be.
No worries. I didn’t have the publisher’s permission to make a formal announcement, so I published a “tease”. Here’s more.