Found 5 works tagged 'epidemic'.
Published Jun 15, 2020 · 997 words (4 minutes) · 192 views
When the inventor of a space elevator dies of in an epidemic, her family says goodbye to her in an unusual way.
Published Aug 21, 2019 · 1,217 words (5 minutes) · 405 views
The magnificent short story writer, Bruce Holland Rogers, said that he wrote his award-winning tale, "The Dead Boy at Your Window," from a writing prompt. The prompt was, "Begin a story with a lie." I used that prompt for this short, apocalyptic piece.
Published Jul 31, 2019 · 6,295 words (23 minutes) · 5 likes · 604 views
Dr. Trevin’s Traveling Zoological Extravaganza raked in the cash in the early days of the DNA-mutating plague—it was even featured in Newsweek! But now that mutated animals roam every city and town, Trevin and Caprice (a preternaturally smart 12-year-old) will need to resort to more desperate measures to stay relevant.
This Nebula-finalist story originally appeared in Asimov’s in 2004. Author James Van Pelt, an English teacher turned full-time writer, has also been nominated for the Sturgeon and Campbell awards, and published dozens of short stories and novels.
Published Sep 8, 2018 · 5,160 words (19 minutes) · 912 views
This story will be included in THE BEST OF JAMES VAN PELT from Fairwood Press. Available for preorder now in a signed, numbered, limited edition, hardbound release in November, 2020. At https://www.fairwoodpress.com/catalog/item/7650566/10433169.htm