Children of The Free States #2
Young lovers of the future across two worlds.
The first letter from Olivia (Oregon) to Jacob (Texas) was published here in February. Please share these letters with other Good Citizens if you enjoy them.
“I know what’s out there. I’ve seen a different time. I’ve seen a different world with my own eyes.” - Olivia
“I guess people around here ain’t never been easy to push around. They tried it many times and each time they pushed, people around here just pushed back harder.” - Jacob
United States of America
June 18, 2049
Dear Olivia and Francine,
Your letters came a couple weeks ago and I was meaning to write you back sooner but I started a new job and they got me working long hours on the ranch. I’m on a different ranch now near Guthrie, which is on the other side of Lubbock. It’s a bigger outfit and they’re giving me lots of responsibilities pretty quickly so I got to constantly be on top of things.
I’m sorry about using the wrong vaccine box to hide the chip with my letters last time. I’ll use the ones you sent from Oregon just as you said. I couldn’t bear the thought of getting you all in trouble because of my carelessness. You have to understand it’s much easier here to send things, to do anything. We just don’t need to be sneaky about nothing.
It makes me sad thinking about all those vaccines they give you there. We got all the same viruses but nobody takes none of those shots here. At least nobody I know. They still have them but people get to choose if they take it or not and since there was so much lying in the past, a lot of people just don’t trust that those shots do any good at all. From what I seen they do nothing but harm. I can send you all kinds of studies and digital books that show most of these shots increase the chance of death in healthy people. And that’s why it makes me sad that they risk harming you over there for something that don’t even do nothing. A person ought to be free to decide what they put in their body. They ought to at least be told the truth about what it is they’ll be putting in their body. At least that’s how folks around here feel about it.