Today we are joined by April Kelley with a new book and an important message.
The World without Water
If you turn the television to any of the numerous news station, you’ll mostly likely hear about the upcoming presidential election. At least, that’s what you’ll see if you live in the United States. If that isn’t the case in other countries, then I may consider getting a passport until November. Although maybe moving permanently would be better because, let’s face it, after the election the news will beat something else to death until we’re all so tired of hearing about it, we all want to scream. What they don’t mention very often are the things we should be concerned about like the world water crisis.
Yes, there is a global water crisis. This is a real thing, and if you look hard enough, you can find information about it although you have to dig through a few internet posts to find it. A few months ago, I saw a story regarding the water crisis in California. It touched on how the earth was sinking in on itself because of the lack of water in between the layers of the earth.
This problem is astonishing for someone like me because I live in Michigan. If I drive west for five minutes, I’ll visit one of the biggest bodies of fresh water in the entire world. In my area, we often have flash flood warnings whenever it rains hard, and it often rains, especially in the spring. Water is abundant for my and something I take for granted or did before writing The Journey of Jimini Renn.
After seeing this story, I wanted to know more and discovered the water crisis in this one small part of the globe was rather common and unfortunately becoming a bigger problem the more years that pass.
I began eating up information about the water crisis and did a bit of research about what would be the result if the problem continued. Putting the research to work for me was an easy choice and Jimini Renn, the main character popped up.
I should note that I greatly exaggerated the global water crisis in the book to create a dystopic feel. However, the water crisis is a real problem for some, although not nearly as severe as I made it out to be in the book. Still, I’m naïve to the issue no more. The Journey of Jimini Renn has certainly been a journey for me, making me aware of a global problem, one I’m looking forward to helping with in the future however I can.
If you are interested in learning more about the world water crisis, please visit: https://thewaterproject.org
In a world without surface water, Jimini Renn wants nothing more than to live inside the protective walls of Adam City for the rest of his life, but his little brother has other ideas.
As far as Jimini is concerned, Adam City has everything he needs. It has a well that provides much-needed water, food, and safety from the dangers of the outside world. When his bookworm of a brother leaves to chase waterfalls, Jimini must follow even though he knows it will probably mean his death. When the first person he meets on the outside pulls a gun on him, he’s proven right. No one who calls himself a slaver and has a gun has Jimini’s safety in mind, even if he is sexy. The journey Jimini expects isn’t the one he gets.
“I will not hurt you, sir,” Jimini said and tried to keep some of the fear out of his voice. He knew he was unsuccessful, though.
He moved the jug of water next to the man and tried to move away as quickly as possible, but the man grabbed his hand in such a tight grip Jimini couldn’t get away from him even if he tried. The man pulled him down and took the jug with his other hand. He held it out to Jimini. Jimini looked at the jug and then at the man, trying to figure out what the man wanted from him.
“Help me,” the man whispered, so lightly Jimini could barely hear it.
Jimini nodded, taking the jug from the man with his free hand. “Let go of my hand and I’ll prop you up so you can drink. In exchange, I ask that you do not shoot the gun again.”
The man still held on to him as if his life depended on it. Jimini sat the jug down beside him. He placed his hand on the man’s gently and tried to pry his fingers away one at a time. It was pointless. His grip tightened even more. Jimini sighed and started working around the restriction.
“Why?” The man croaked out when Jimini moved his body, so he was cradling the man’s head in his lap.
Jimini pushed the weight of the man up as best as he could and wriggled around until they both sat up. “I’m misunderstanding the question.” Jimini handed the jug back to the man. “Drink slowly, not a lot all at once.”
The man tipped the jug up and took a long drink, some spilling out of the corners of his mouth, not listening to Jimini’s words of caution at all. “Do you not understand my words?”
Jimini reached for the jug with one hand, the other bracing them both with a fist in the dirt. He took the jug and set it down beside them. “You need to go slow with it, let your body adjust to the water. Going from nothing to full could make you sick.”
The man was heavy against him, his long dark hair tickled Jimini’s face as it came to rest against his shoulder.
“Why are you helping me?” The man asked. His voice was deep, and he sounded better this time as if the water wetted his throat enough to speak clearly.
“Why wouldn’t I extend help?” Jimini asked.
(Available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited) http://www.amazon.com/Journey-Jimini-Renn-April-Kelley-ebook/dp/B01ERR9HDM/
Living in Southwest Michigan, April resides with her husband and two kids. She has been an avid reader for several years. Ever since she wrote her first story at the age of ten, the characters in her head still won’t stop telling their stories. If April isn’t reading or writing, she can be found outside playing with the animals or taking a long walk in the woods. If you wish to contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit her website at authoraprilkelley.com