“We can’t stay sane forever can we?” In the year 7144 set in a universe destroyed by constant war, young Ivan awakes from a nine-month coma, he is called to speak with the Warlord (empira). He is told that he is no longer in the army, his life is thrown in between a revolution, Ivan understands that the path will not be a walk in the park. Ivan then realises that he is driven by power. He must now choose between his friends or lust for power.
Over the course of 2020, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a fully realised novella. This is one of the novellas produced in these workshops. The Year of the Novella was made possible by the generous support of Create NSW.