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It Still Could Be
Chris Hables Gray
The Narrative Arc
Prologue: Goodbye Simone
Chapter 1 -- Santa Cruz, Alta California
Chapter 2 -- Sing Goddess...
Chapter 3 -- The City on the Hill
Chapter 4 -- May Day
Chapter 5 -- Cosmos and Chaos
Chapter 6 -- The Way of the Sainted Cross
Chapter 7 -- Disguised as Lust
Chapter 8 -- The Philosopher on Trial
Chapter 9 -- Space Command
Chapter 10 -- Slave Names
Chapter 11 -- Somebody Dies
Chapter 12 -- To Be of Use
Chapter 13 -- The Face of the Hero
by Alexander Shevek
1. The View from Outside
2. Why I Am a Revolutionary
3. Why I am an Anarchist and a Feminist
4. Who Should Rule the University of California?
5. Imperial America
6. Strong Democracy and Cyborg Citizenship
7. Taking Evolution Seriously
8. 911 Ten Years After
9. FEAR: Who Would Jesus Bomb?
10. Predicting the Future
12. A dying man asks, ‘What do you know about death?’
Kelly O'Flarherty-- Computer tech. Former poet. 50. Lanky. Black Irish (blue eyes, dark hair, swarthy). Wrote It Could Be Magic in 1980s under the nom de plume "Crystal". Was a political activist in the Non-Violent Direct Action affinity group milieu of the West Coast but for the last ten years has been working, playing (frisbee, surfing) and raising his son. He is a member of the liberal environmentalist group Coast Watch.
Maria Cecilia de Fronteras-- Asst. Prof. of Cultural Studies, UCSC. Californiana. 5' 5"", thick black hair, long legs, a bit of a belly. 46. Indian: Ohlone, Costanoan, Mixta (Aztec). Also Catalan, Basque, Extremaduran. Grew up in Calexico.
Simone Nugget-- A radical lawyer. Kelly's lover in the '80s. Tall. Chestnut hair. Green eyes. Slender. Beautiful. Dead.
Abe O'Flarherty-- Kelly's 19-year-old son. Pierced punkie. A lacrosse player/filmmaker. Very mellow. An “old soul” his friends say. Accomplished bodysurfer. Santa Cruz High Senior.
Kirsten Moonglow-- Kelly's estranged "turkey-baster" daughter. 23. Organizer at UCSC. Acts like she invented activism...and lesbianism.
Calliope-- Organic gardener. Lover of Kelly. A "sex" nerd. Jewish. Dark hair, white skin, round. Eco-activist.
Nancy Bishop-- Abe's mother, an animal rights activist now in Columbia at a peace village. Small, slender, wiry, powerful, depressed.
Alexander Shevek-- In his 70s. History of Consciousness Professor, UCSC. World authority on the history and philosophy of music. "Black Russian", father a South African ANC comrade of Jewish and Cape Colored ancestry, mother Russian KGB. Gay. Author of the Outsider columns.
Elena Minh-- Flemenco Dancer, 22.
Alphonso-- Columbian guide.
Little Tiger II-- A cat.