The Eos outbreak

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
At the moment this is just the first scrapings of the idea, my notes have got more detail but I like to give the reader a sense of confusion and intregue.

Submitted: February 26, 2012

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The fading light gives promise to the young child, that the evil he now see’s in his father’s eyes will never enter his. Even as innocent as he is inside he must stand and fight the urge to run he must convince his father that the rage and torment he desires to release upon him will soon fade and the shackles will be loosened once more.

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*live online article*

The prime minister released a statement last night pertaining details about a recent epidemic outbreak, the pathogen has yet to be named. The epidemic has reportedly been spreading rapidly through densely populated areas around the globe. The symptoms of this unnamed pathogen have been identified to influence the most basic of emotions, anger and euphoria. It is also believed to be linked with insomnia and acute amnesia, causing an individual to have incredible mood swings and erratic sleeping patterns as well as forgetting periods of their day. Not much is known about the pathogen but whilst trying to identify how it is transmitted from person to person it was found not to be air born, more work is being done to try and understand this new pathogen.

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As the moon becomes more focused in the night sky the father, “woken up” by the moon light blinding him and forcing his pupils to flip from behind his eyes, asks for the keys to unshackle his wrists from the floor and his ankles from the wall beneath the window in a tone only taken by a man in pain and torment, breathless and broken. The boy, no more than 13 years old, passes the keys to his father still proving he trusts in the decisions he takes and the bond between son and father is still burning in them both as its all they have left in this desolate and ravaged land.

The father, regaining his strength, slowly pulls himself towardsa beaten and burnt cupboard next to what seems to be a roll of insulation from when the outbreak hadn't occured. As the father opens the cupboard the boy races over whiping his tears away and running to his father's care, they both sit and rest for a few moments, huddled up like they used to when all this hadn't destroyed everything, when all this was just a page in a paper in someone else's country. After the comforting and warm hug from his father the boy knew what was coming, the booster shot.

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*live onlinearticle*

The scientific community has looked into the effects of the pathogen and have come up with some enlightening information on theyet to be namedoutbreak. One world renowned scientist said "There seems to be some form of a pattern with the, so called 'infected'. Their living habbits in the first few days change drematically, forcing them to sleep lees and less and have a higtened sense of reproduction during day time." More from this outbreak will be posted in the near future.

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As the shot is administered the boy's sense of time is effected, giving him a feeling that as the life saving, thick, blue liquid is slowly pushed through the veins of his left arm, he drops in and out of being "infected".


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