“Shadow of the Rain Catchers” is a novelette set in the far future where machines rule. They use water restrictions as a mechanism to control the population. They have developed technologies that literally plug the water cycle. Huge Rain Catchers follow storm clouds collecting every drop of water. The water is stored in huge tanks and deposited in a secure location.
Water has become the most valuable commodity in the world. Those who control it control everything.
The story follows Ewan, a factory worker trying to make enough water (water is the currency) to support himself and his sick father. When he loses his job and can no longer afford his father’s medication, Ewan must find another way to cure his father.
The Colored Lens magazine published the story in their new autumn edition:
It is available exclusively at Amazon: