It was after the virus wars of the 2050s when the first mutations started. For a while they went unnoticed. In those days death certificates were obsolete. Millions wiped out in weeks. Food was scarce. It was thought that a mix of cannibalism, years of laboratory gene manipulation and ozone deficit were the cause. There’s a song long lost to memory; ’…..she moves in mysterious ways.’ Yeah, nature does doesn’t it. But, Mrs Smith, we cannot control nature. Please keep pushing. The head is showing. Your child has eaten you from the inside. Your heart in its mouth. It’s a girl.”
© swissterrace 2023
I’m starting here – found it after a bit of digging on the site. Am hooked by the brevity and the mass behind the words.