We the People Are Good to Eat

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In a fatally overpopulated future Earth, all that the people have to eat is each other and they thank God for every meal.

In this world, keeping the population trimmed and the meat quota filled is every citizen’s responsibility. Gladiator type combat games are now a high school sport. This is the students’ way of participating in both the population trimming and meat harvest.

A Cheerleader-Warrior Girl discovers that certain things in this world are not the way that everybody believes. She is then killed to fill the meat quota, which she accepts as the right thing for her to do.

She then comes back to life; more than once.

This occurrence is treated as "...not only wrong, it's..."Irresponsible, immoral, unnatural, and antisocial!"

Her defense is, “I heard the voice of God. He told me ‘…arise, and choose life, so that you and your children will live and possess the Land, that the Lord your God has given to you.’

“Then I arose again from the dead.”

Table of Contents

More Meat to Eat

Submitted: December 22, 2015

The Island City of Manhattan was a single building, 12 miles long, 3 miles wide, and 2,000 Levels high.  At 7:37 AM, on the 1378th L... Read Chapter

Homecoming Dance

Submitted: December 26, 2015

  The tables had been moved out of the H.S. L-1378-55 Cafeteria. Green and gold streamers radiated from the revolving prism... Read Chapter

Principal's Office

Submitted: December 26, 2015

On Monday morning, Karen Bennet sat in Mr. Logan's 2nd Period, 12 Grade History Class, taking notes on his lecture. He told them, "Th... Read Chapter

Girls Gym

Submitted: December 28, 2015

Second period had ended. Karen was on time for her third period girl's physical education class. When she entered the girls' locker ... Read Chapter

Harvested

Submitted: December 28, 2015

Karen felt herself moving. She also felt cold, and she was shivering. She was lying on a cold metal surface that rumbled beneath her, as ... Read Chapter

"I Want to Celebrate!"

Submitted: December 31, 2015

Dave Krendell had left the school that morning, carrying his edu-computer along the thickly packed corridor streets; hoping the floor wou... Read Chapter

Principal's Office Again

Submitted: December 31, 2015

The next morning, immediately after Homeroom, Dave, Louise and Karen stood in the Principal's office. Mrs. Ramierez stood with them. They... Read Chapter

Glad He Ate Her

Submitted: January 02, 2016

An hour after Warrior Team practice ended on Tuesday afternoon, members of the HS L-1378-55 Warrior Team and the Cheerleading Squad, had ... Read Chapter

Weekend Excursion

Submitted: January 02, 2016

At 7:30 on Saturday morning, Dave and Karen joined the crowd, on the thickly packed elevator, which filled the entire block, on the west ... Read Chapter

Weekend Excursion

Submitted: January 04, 2016

Outside the City Building, on the remains of the ancient highway, an armed Patrol of a half dozen men and women approached Dave and ... Read Chapter

Protocol U

Submitted: January 04, 2016

Louise had arrived at the Glad He Ate Her early in the afternoon. The hangout was not as crowded on Saturdays, as it was after school on ... Read Chapter

Lost and Frightened

Submitted: January 05, 2016

The following day, the H.S. L-1378-55 Combat Team, fought with swords and shields, in the Gymnasium of a Yeshiva High School on Level 723... Read Chapter

Accommodations

Submitted: January 05, 2016

In the warmth of the afternoon, Pastor Domnick Luzak strolled beside Dave and Karen, away from the Zabelton crossroads, along the gravel ... Read Chapter

"It's Happened Again."

Submitted: January 07, 2016

 On Monday morning Alyce arrived at H.S. L-1378-55, about 15 minutes early.  She carried her edu-computer into the crowded Lobb... Read Chapter

"People From Hell"

Submitted: January 07, 2016

Until Tuesday morning, most of Dave's and Karen's time in Zabelton had been spent in their motel room.  On Sunday afternoon, they'd ... Read Chapter

"An Unbridgeable Gap"

Submitted: January 08, 2016

Dave and Karen left the Church and got into Pastor Luzak’s dark green hovercar that was parked out front.  Then he drove them down... Read Chapter

"Welcome to Paradise"

Submitted: January 08, 2016

Pastor Luzak had driven Dave, Karen, his brother Henry and niece Charlene to a small cove on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupak.  At thi... Read Chapter

Historic Journey

Submitted: January 09, 2016

On Wednesday morning, the headline on the H.S. L-1378-55 Student's Newsletter declared: "SECOND DEAD STUDENT RESURRECTS!" Beneath... Read Chapter

Reuniting

Submitted: January 09, 2016

The Delegation from outside the City Building, headed through the dark, shivery cold tunnel.  The Pastor and his niece were escorted... Read Chapter

Magic City

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Pastor Domnick Luzak and his niece Charlene now stood beside Dave, Karen and Louise.  They stood looking across the thickly packed c... Read Chapter

Making an Impression

Submitted: January 11, 2016

Domnick and Charlene continued moving along the crowded corridors of the City Building with Dave, Karen and Louise.  As they approac... Read Chapter

"A Matter of Conscience"

Submitted: January 12, 2016

Dave, Karen, Domnick and Charlene followed the Reverend back along the corridor, then around a corner, where they entered a small, bright... Read Chapter

Sunday

Submitted: January 12, 2016

The next day was Sunday.  Dave and Karen attended the 9:30 AM Worship Service, at Reverend MacDougal's Church.  Today, no one w... Read Chapter

"No Longer a Wussy"

Submitted: January 14, 2016

On Monday morning, the students at High School L-1378-55 were surprised to see their classmates Dave Krendell and Karen Bennet enter the ... Read Chapter

"Healthy Bloodlust"

Submitted: January 14, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, Charlene attended the Combat Game in the Gymnasium of H.S. L-1378-55.  This time the Home Team fought bare ab... Read Chapter

"The Way Things Are Done"

Submitted: January 16, 2016

Two hours after the Game ended, the Warrior Guys, Girls and Cheerleading Squad of the H.S. L-1378-55 Team had gathered for the barbecue i... Read Chapter

Zabelton

Submitted: January 16, 2016

On the third Saturday morning in June, 42 year old Dave Krendell drove his hovercar east, passing all the shops along the two blocks... Read Chapter

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