But with all that said, here's today's recommended read:
Pebble in the Sky
By Isaac Asimov
It's quite a good book, being the first book Isaac Asimov ever published. Of course, being written in 1950, it displays a future quite different then the actual today, but manages to incorporate actual scientific and political action into a riveting, if not short story.
I won't go into to much detail, because I obviously don't want to ruin the story, but it tells the tale of several different people in a far-future Earth who meet each other just as the planet reaches a tipping point in its path of fate.
Interested? You can pick it up at a local library or on your reading device.
Until next time!