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#FF — Viral Apocalypse

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Social Distancing Police (SDP) had their ways of finding us: cell signals; surveillance cams and drones; infrared heat signals. The Elites funded the SDP. Survivors were hunted as if lives depended on it – which they did.

Some of us Mutts carried immunity – discerned through (fatal) brain collection and biopsy analysis.

The right brains had eluded them. The Elites were dying. They needed the cure.

We hid in plain sight, climbing up through the hollow iron column from the abandoned subway.

We scavenged at night to eat.

We prayed one wouldn’t be found — until they were all gone.

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the steadfast host of Friday Fictioneers.

55 thoughts on “#FF — Viral Apocalypse

  1. type A blood are rumoured to be more susceptible, just saying, it was the first thing that came to mind after I read your story, again you take me to a world I want to know more about, this is a great tease!

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    1. Thanks for that bit of info on Type A. If they know that it should make it easier to develop a vaccine I would think. Glad you were teased by the story. Hoping there never has to be another chapter!

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    1. 🙂 Don’t you think that would be a good place to hide? As long as they don’t find the hatch leading to it from the subway, they have a fair shot at it. I wonder how they avoid the infrared sensors on the drones at night…

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  2. What part of that’s fiction? I just heard today that tax preparation has been deemed essential. They can’t provide toilet tissue, but they can still take our money, so they can bail out airlines and oil companies. Cannibalization, for cures or food, is the next logical step.

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  3. Too real. I love it!
    Word on the street is that my government is taking bids for the delivery of “contagion shacks” to be delivered….somewhere…??? and Cabela’s is sold out of guns and ammo. So yeah…the things, they are a happening!


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