On Christmas Eve 2051, a nineteen-year-old college student honors the final wishes of her best friend in a world devastated by biological warfare.
It was December 24th, 2051, the end of the year when the Dangerously
Stupid People killed off most human and animal life through biowarfare. At the
beginning of December, there were approximately 1200 survivors who had
congregated at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Twelve days ago, the dozen survivors that remained were looking forward to decorating the campus as
a symbol of faith and hope for the future; now only one of the CU Twelve remained.
to-do list for nineteen-year-old Saraswati Alfarsi included burying her best friend and decorating the foliage
near the University Theatre building on the Norlin Quadrangle. Sara, who was trying to decide between a career in the
sciences or medicine, had recorded most of the deaths in her ledger with clinical detachment. Now she couldn’t stop the tears from flowing as she noted the details of the most recent decedent.
None yet. I am submitting this story for potential inclusion in the Magick and Mistletoe anthology from Dragon Soul Press.
There is still time to submit to the Magick and Mistletoe anthology, but you'll have to hurry. The deadline is August 31.
The next Dragon Soul Press anthology seeking submissions is Realm of Fire. This is an anthology of dragon stories.
Submission due September 30, 2022
Word Count – 3,000-15,000
For more information on forthcoming Dragon Soul Press anthologies, please visit the link below. I am not affiliated with Dragon Soul Press, I just want to pass on the information to my fellow authors.
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I like it. I would buy this story! I hope this tale gets included in the anthology. Also, thanks for sharing the submission link. :-)ReplyDelete
The sense of distance in the scene makes it all the more emotional since it's emotion she's trying to hide from. Nicely done!!ReplyDelete
That is one very intense snippet. I wonder who the most recent decedent is. Family? Friend?ReplyDelete
Sounds like an interesting storuReplyDelete
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