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The High Life

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Dacia employed only the best, so rather than go to prison for life. She had worked out a rather nice little scheme. If only Jim had died with his balloon. Instead he had returned home just in time to save Jessie from the wolves. Jessie’s evidence condemned Dacia.

In prison Dacia had taken a near lethal dose of nerve toxin. Whilst the hospital doctors attempted to save her. Her instructions to Johnny had been clear. Use the cloned body. Stupidly the nerve toxic had been too toxic. Johnny had seen to that. Cryonics that was the answer.

Footnotes: My apologies if I am slow replying to comments this week. The coming week is chock a block.
Sorry if the link is a little tenuous, but who knows what goes on in the city at night.

Mike attempting to  write.
Mike attempting to write.
This Post Has 22 Comments
      1. O dear my rural roots are showing, took changed to taken. Dacia has appeared in a couple of my futuristic stories. Cryonics was the method I used to get her into the future. Sadly the affects of being in storage! made her anti-social behaviour much worse

  1. I could well imagine that somebody who was sufficiently determined to survive that they opted for cryonics would be totally unscrupulous in ensuring their own comfortable survival. You use your imagination well in this story, Michael.

  2. Agree with Penny–great imagination–I think you put too many different characters in such a short piece, though. I was confused, had to read it three times to get it sorted out. I think I finally did 🙂

    1. I did go overboard with the number of characters this time, sometimes I find to much material to fit in the word count. I grateful that you preserved and allowed me to understand how this story came over. Mike

    1. I reckon that it does not, novichok was top of the list as I wrote this flash story. In the end I did not name it as I was unclear about its longer term effects. Thank you Bjorn.

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