Tuesday, August 26, 2014

100-Word Sci-Fi: "Panacea"

Every week, I write a hundred word story inspired by a random word. This week's word is "afflict."

by Nigel G. Mitchell

One of the aliens faced the others in the command center. "It is done."

A second alien asked, "And the humans suspect nothing?"

"Not at all. We have provided the drug they call panacea, and their tests confirm it will cure all known diseases within twenty-four hours. Governments are rushing to approve panacea, thinking it will revolutionize their medical care. They have not detected the virus in the drug that will infect anyone who takes it. Only when their children are born sterile will they discover the truth, when it is too late. Within a generation, humanity will be extinct."

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