Contributor, by Nicole Ciacchella, is a well-thought, post-apostolic story. In some ways, I am reminded of George Orwell 1984 with “Big Brother” being the “Creators” in this not extremely far-fetched story. It does show how minds can subtly be controlled with the power of suggestion, repetition, education (or censorship) and even reward.
In this story a young lady named Dara matures a great deal over a period of just a few months as she competes for a cherished position as Assistant to Head of Engineering. Dara is a trusting soul who has faith in mankind until competing for this job began. Soon she finds herself mistrusting and questioning nearly all she is in contact with. Her world inside the “dome” begins to turn upside-down with the realization that the very company who provides everything necessary for the survival of all within can so easily toss you away as if all of your contribution meant nothing.
Personally,I enjoy stories such as these as I find them thought provoking and good reminders of our not so distant past history and how dangerous this type of mindset can be. Contributor is a good thought provoking read which I recommend.
Renee Robinson, Author of Shadows of The Heart