#MicroMondays — Immunity

E86CE1F4-00DF-44D2-AB16-31E443C79C16“All stayed well for less than twenty-four hours,” recounted Paul, one of the few survivors. “Then the first symptoms started to appear and people were getting sick. By the end of the second day, half the population had been wiped out and the rest were in bad shape. A handful of us seemed to be immune and we managed to survive.”


Written for today’s #MicroMondays prompt. It is taken from the short story “The Bodyguard,” by Lee Child. The challenge is to write a 54 word story, not including the eight-word prompt. The prompt, “All stayed well for less than twenty-four hours,” must be used verbatim.

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10 thoughts on “#MicroMondays — Immunity

  1. Varad December 11, 2017 / 10:50 am

    Wouldn’t love to live in such a reality. Yikes!

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    • Fandango December 11, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Let’s hope none of us has to.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong December 11, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    If you have not yet read EARTH ABIDES by George R. Stewart, you should. It remains THE best book ever written on this subject. I think I’ve read it a dozen times, including twice on Audio. I’ve owned so many copies of the book, all of which I’ve given to others to read. it’s back in print again, by the way. Most sci fi gets old over time. This has not. The lack of technology doesn’t matter because after the plague, it’s a technology-free world, so whatever there was, it’s gone.

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    • Fandango December 11, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      I’ll see if I can find it in an ebook to download. Thanks for the recommendation.

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