"It is the year 2050 and the year's resources can no longer support its population. The prime minister's radical solution -- euthanasia at the age of 70 -- will shortly result in the death of his father. How will his family and the wider population react?"
This is the outline of the collaborative story (the fifth of five options) that Cathy is working on for the Scriblist group-novel project. So far there are two chapters published on the site. Cathy wrote and submitted a chapter 2 which was shortlisted but not selected for publication. However, the site's "teachers and educators" sent her some helpful feedback and encouraged her to write and submit a chapter 3. So she's now written it and sent it off. I read it before she sent it, and think it is pretty good. I've attached it here, together with the earlier chapters. If you would like to read these (short, I promise) chapters, please do so, and if you'd like to comment on them, either here or to Cathy directly at her blog Oasis, she'd be delighted. The Oasis post contains helpful instructions for how to comment on and rank Cathy's chapter at the Scriblist site.