The Counting

SHORT STORY by Evan Shapiro ©️ 2020

In a faceless collective of the near future, citizens are forced to undertake an annual audit of all they possess. Economy is rewarded and hoarding penalised. Constantly surveilled and assessed, citizens are valued by their level of impact on a world of shrinking resources. For one nameless citizen, The Counting unearths a disconnect from nature and a past kept buried beneath the surface.

"More than a cautionary tale. The Counting is a chilling foretaste of things that are already happening."
Tom Jagtenberg, Author ‘Beyond the Limits’