Imagine the future of 2049 and the government has just decreed that, in 30 days, all children from the ages of six months to 18 years will be removed to group homes. And as a mother you are already a subversive — having falsified the death of one of your children at birth to avoid the child being “eliminated.”
This is the premise of my dystopian story THE MOTHER SIEGE, which is available to be read for free on Wattpad. The story features the POVs of three adults and three young teens, all caught up in the events of this dystopian world.
THE MOTHER SIEGE deals with the current controversial topics of:
- Government surveillance
- Genetics engineering
- Health care policies
- Pregnancy policies
(From Wikipeida: A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, or anti-utopia) is a community or society that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is literally translated as “not-good place,” an antonym of utopia.)
Now a movie screenplay:
I have just completed the film screenplay for THE MOTHER SIEGE. After pitching by email a couple of film companies in LA with whom I’ve previously connected, I’m going to put the screenplay on Amazon Studios with my other screenplays. (If you are a film production company and would like to see the screenplay, email me at email@example.com)
Future plans — a TV series:
While on adjoining treadmills at the gym, my exercise partner asked if THE MOTHER SIEGE could be a TV show. My first response was that there was not enough “story” to extend the story events beyond perhaps one or two movie sequels.
Then it came to me! The world of THE MOTHER SIEGE starts in 2029, when the main protagonist in 2049 is age 16. That’s the year the Upheaval occurs and the land mass west of the Mississippi is completely cut off from the rest of the U.S. and the rest of the world (if anything remains outside the land mass now controlled by the Provisional Government).
Starting a TV drama series in 2029 at that moment of drastic change would be an interesting premise. What was the reaction when the changes already in place in 2049 — no marriage, no fatherhood, all mother impregnated from a donor bank, etc. — are first put in place?
Now I am considering writing the pilot script for that proposed TV (or Netflix or Amazon) drama series.
In the meantime, I hope you will read the story on Wattpad, especially as there are many issues connected to our world today. You can read the entire story for free on Wattpad at http://budurl.com/MSintro
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller (@ZimblerMiller) is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy thriller CIA FALL GUY, as well as newly written books not yet published. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org