I am working on a novel right now! It follows two girls (Quark and Twiggy) as they live out their lives on Earth while the sun is dying. The atmosphere has been burned off the the sun’s hot radiation as the star nears the end of its life. Some people may be able to make it to the nearby galaxy Andromeda in hopes of finding a new home, but others will be left behind to witness the death of a star and the end of humanity as we know it.
Here’s a section of what I’ve gotten done already:
I was laying on my back. Quark was next to me, on the grassy crest of the hill. The trees around us photosynthesized with filtered sunlight and the carbon dioxide we breathed out.
“Did you know,” Quark said, “that we are all made of stardust?”
“Yeah,” I nodded.
Quark continued, “A star had to die for me to live, and I’ll die because another star is about to.”
My teeth clenched.
“Nothing’s changing,” Quark continued. “I’m just a collection of atoms–energy. Who was it? That said that about us being part of the universe?”
“Eckhart Tolle,” I replied, petting the grass. “He said we are a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself.”
“Yeah,” Quark agreed. “I like that. I’m going home.Returning to my original state. Death isn’t so bad.”