Infected – A 100 Word Story

`storytime.pngYup, it’s flash fiction time again!

As always, this is based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It’s a great exercise for writers – writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a “small” task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer’s block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate! Heck, Chris the Nuclear Kid does when he remembers to (and I can drag him away from video games)!

The player below should have the audio for this week; if it doesn’t, you can find the audio here to download. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries (and vote for your favorites) at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!

I tried to cover it with cologne, that nasty musky stuff.





No soap and patchouli.

Artificial flowers in ozone-destroying spraycans.



Tuna Helper casseroles you couldn’t get anywhere else.


None of it worked. Not a goddamned bit of it.

You said you could still smell it.

Not when you were with me. You were fine then. But later, when the other smells faded, then you claimed you could still smell the stench. That you could still smell the decay.

Today I realized the truth. It’s not my zombie bite that’s infected.

It’s yours.

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