"This story is set in a world where magic is accepted and there are bureaucrats whose job is to check up and reverse the magic!
The theme is that an old man is knocked by a Kid on a skate board. The Old man is a magician and decides it’s time for a change in the balance between young and old. More discipline, respect for social mores and courtesy towards each other is needed. So the old magician casts the pebble on the waters which creates the ‘seed change’, a ripple effect. It's his last spell. We read about the beginnings of the change.
John Benson's society is suffering from the same ailments we are seeing on a day to day basis in our own culture. Standards of education, self respect and acceptance of responsibility for ones actions are at an all time low."
A chance collision between an old man and a brattish teenager brings about a change of events where parents get control of their children again.
synopsis by Lincoln