Humanity @ 13% – Chapter One (six of six)

‘I feel sick,’ Rosie said. ‘And it hurts when I breathe. What’s wrong with me?’ ‘You’ve been diagnosed with Chronic Pulmonary Obstructive Disease.’ ‘What’s that?’ ‘It doesn’t matter because that’s not what you have.’ ‘It isn’t?’ ‘No, the doctors believe that your respiratory system has had a severe reaction to the nitrogen oxides in the …

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Humanity @ 13% – Chapter One (five of six)

Nurses came and went. They wore blue uniforms and mostly revolved around a chaotic, unorganised desk, littered with papers and folders. What I assumed to be a doctor appeared, and she was immediately surrounded by an explosion of activity, as the nurses and other staff vied for her attention. I gathered from the exasperated whispers …

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Humanity @ 13% – Chapter One (three of six)

I found some clothes in a locker down the corridor and put them on. Black trousers, white collared shirt. Then I went for a walk. Outside, it was a chilly spring evening but I turned down my temperature sensitivity settings and felt more comfortable. Under the weak sun and in the fetid breeze that was …

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