Children of the Null
This is the new world, and you children must be ready for it.
Children of the Null asks how we can best raise the next generation, given the world we bequeath them.
In a secure establishment, two candidates are hardened to withstand a totally financialized environment. They learn in a healthy rural retreat, though the distant sounds of war, and clear evidence of incursion keep them aware of the importance of their training.
This piece is directly inspired by Joseph Losey's 'The Damned', and the tradition of English rural SF, like 'The Midwich Cuckoos'. The hazmat suits evoke the isolationist sentiment in the air at the time of it's production, on the eve of Brexit.