In the Small Themes

Michael Hague
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Survival Instinct

"In the Small" is fundamentally the story of man's instinct to survival, even under the most trying of circumstances. With all the dangers that lurk in the world - terrorist threats, nuclear weapons attacks, economic collapse, and global warming - no one would think that the enemy of man could be the earth itself. Apparently, the eerie blue light that encompasses the world in this story is an example of "the Gaia Effect." The theory is that when Mother Earth becomes so enraged with the damage that man has caused to nature and the earth that she will strike back. In this story, the blue light that she emanated from Mother Earth targeted mankind and made it so small that it would no longer be able to do much damage.

In this story, man is almost devastated by this blue devil. But an overarching theme that emerges...

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