In the Time of Water: living in the desert by Cyn Bagley
Series: Living in the Desert.
Approx. 5,300 words.
Published on January 23, 2012.
As the world aged, the American deserts became hotter and hotter until they became similar to the the dune deserts of the Sahara. Alice hauls five gallons of water to her village on the edge of the desert. Without her water, the village people may not survive.
It is a short story of desert and survival.