Writer Alec Ream tells the story of a worldwide disaster that didn’t occur

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

Writers are often given the advice to share experiences, to “write about what you know.” Kilmarnock writer Alexander “Alec” Ream got the idea to do just that, writing about an event that could have happened, creating a tragicomedy about recent history with themes that are relevant to the social discord of today.

Canterbury 2020: Morning and Evening is the first of a trilogy with a world-wide looming disaster as a backdrop. “The Year 2000 Problem,” discovered by computer programmers in 1998 and famously dubbed “Y2K,” was a computer programing issue that…

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