Photographer | Author | Filmmaker | Musician | Founder of Persius Entertainment
"Choice not chance, dictates direction and passion strengthens fortitude" - Joshuah Buckle
When the world learns of a solar flare that threatens humanity's very survival, five young friends meet to say their goodbyes.
As the world begins to shake, their lives are changed forever. The pure power of the flare tears a hole in time and thrusts the teens fifteen hundred years into the future, where Earth has reset itself. Fearful in this new world, they discover colonies of humans that have lived on through the flare.
Along with this discovery comes another, of a deadly threat that lurks in the shadows; a threat that could prevent all life from continuing.
My body lay in the dark alley, broken and bruised. Rain softly dripped down the brick walls, and over my beaten form. I had no memories of anything that had happened before I woke, and I was alone, with no idea where I was.
Josiah wakes in a world that is new to him, and is unaware of the dangers that hide within it. He is hunted by two Rangers, and a separate group, who seem to know everything from his past.
When he befriends Leneya, whose job as a Ranger is to hunt Josiah, he learns that the world he woke up in isn't only what it seems to be. He soon finds himself torn; between the life he was meant to lead, and the path he wishes to choose for himself.
It is in the midst of this struggle that he discovers the dark purpose he was created for. 'The Rise' is Josiah's story; one of inner conflict and of a battle between good and evil.