FLASH: VIRAL FREQUENCIES
Dan Black, superlative author of Death by Watcher and La Cabeza Del Oso, returns with a piece of SF flashfic that combines formal experimentation with vivid imagination. Dan's writing is always mysterious, and always has a touch of the surreal - his narratives can induce a feeling of vertigo in the reader. This little apocalyptic short is no exception. Welcome back Dan! If you're looking for some listening to accompany this story, you should check out Dan's page on Bandcamp, where he goes by the name of Mild Maynyrd, producing a grimy selection of electro / hip-hop tracks. The original image for this story is 'Fire' by Eqqman.
The globalized cultural apocalypse has begun. Pathogens long thought dealt with split open red pine boxes and reach through the dirt, undead viruses . . . literal and figurative. When we bury one wriggling, scaly plague – usually still breathing with raspy stench – another three emerge, reborn and strong as ever. Or so it seems. Have human beings maxed their capacity in relevance and number? ...READ ON