Futuristic Dystopian Series and Nature Pods for Relaxation!


I’m currently writing my 2nd book series, and this time it’s a futuristic dystopian series related to the Enneagram if you’re familiar with that. I am BEYOND EXCITED about this series!

Although the series isn’t meant to be heavily about technology, it is 50 years into the future and I wanted to make it believable. I’m not going to give a bunch of details about the series yet, but I wanted to share with you an amazing invention I came up with that I truly feel should actually be invented and installed in all schools and workplaces. NATURE PODS!!!



(Note: There are relaxation pods at least! I found this picture on this cool site!)

How would you like a private, relaxing space where you could not only unwind but also be transported to a realistic nature sanctuary of your choice? It would be like you’re really there in some beautiful place around the world because the experience is made real through 3 of your senses – sight, sound, and smell.

Here’s a sneak peek into the scene I’ve written that describes the beginning of the nature pod experience. You tell me! DOES THIS SOUND AWESOME OR WHAT?!!!



I pick one in the back corner and scan my thumb for it to open. As the door of the clear glass pod slides up and back, the neutral scent of freshly sprayed deodorizer wafts out, and I hop onto the cushioned reclining seat.

“Hello, Cass,” a soothing, female voice says after the door slides back down and seals shut to make it soundproof. The glass all around me turns opaque and then transforms into a giant screen with a browse menu and a menu of my history. “What scenery would you like today?” the voice asks.

I lift a finger and flick through my history for a favorite – the Mossy Forest in Malaysia. I touch the picture and the screen in the entire glass pod morphs into a pristinely clear video of the forest. The nature sounds of the forest slowly start to filter through the speakers and a small square appears on the screen that says, “Add music? Yes or No.” I click No and it disappears. I prefer only the nature sounds most of the time. It just makes it more real.

Before leaning back again, I wait for the last option to pop-up. A box that says, “Matching scent? Yes or No.” This time I hit Yes. As the woodsy scent gently sprays through the vents, I settle back into my seat and close my eyes, trying to relax and get comfortable. Then I open them again. With the sounds, the smell, and the gently alive forest surrounding me, I can almost imagine myself actually there.

~ by Dusty Crabtree - Author of Shadow Eyes on April 8, 2019.

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