Here’s a little excerpt from my upcoming pandemic monster erotica story.
After you read it, if you feel like sticking around for a comment, tell me what you think would be good keywords.
The Miasm is coming. Nobody knows where it will come from, or when, but it has already subsumed several Asian countries, and parts of New York and California. It floats on the air like pollen, but much more deadly. Some say they can feel it coming, can sense the subtle shift in the light when it passes over, or they can faintly smell an earthy odor on the breeze. They feel an unexplained achiness in the joints, or a headache, or a fit of languor. Everyone is afraid.
All of Italy is on lockdown. No one is allowed out of their homes, except infrequently, to buy needed supplies.
Some speculate that the Miasm may already be here. Is that the real reason for this subterranean anxiety, the compulsive buying of insignificant items? Perhaps it affects the mind as well as the body, and certain extreme behaviors observed in mass media and among national leadership are actually the result of some unnamed mental disturbance that can’t be comprehended, and is therefore projected outward.
Canada has closed its borders.
Signs of the Miasm:
Fever, often accompanied by restlessness and free-floating anxiety, as if one has some unknown, insatiable need.
Weakness, inability to control the body; or, paradoxically, the body moving with great force but equally beyond control of the patient.
Mental confusion, as if the normal perception of reality is distorted. Time becomes incomprehensible. Sense of self is impaired. Ability to recognize familiar faces and places may be compromised.
Symptoms become progressively worse, and there is no known treatment. In some cases, restraint is necessary to prevent self-harm.
Sports events, festivals, church services, and all large gatherings have been cancelled. Schools nationwide have been closed. Restaurants and bars are shuttered in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Kansas City.
Miasmic syndrome ends in complete incapacitation, mania, and wasting away of the body until death. An unknown number of patients recover, however, they may have lasting disabilities in the areas of cognition and ability to exhibit normal emotional reactions, particularly in social situations.
Everyone is advised to stay indoors, alone or in small groups. Doors and windows should be locked, and curtains drawn. Ventilation outlets should be sealed. Drains should be stoppered, toilet lids closed and weighted when not in use. Minimize noise and movement. Try not to breathe.
The Miasm is here.