Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future

Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future

Kobo ebook | March 9, 2014

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"Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and Future" is a two-story bundle of approximately 6,600 words – two prescient short stories that treat of what is and what may be. Both scenarios will likely come to pass, and neither will be very pleasant. So be warned . . . be prepared . . . and watch. "Eve's Refusal" Eve is a dirty, mentally challenged homeless woman who stands on a street corner in her rags and "prophesies." But she knows exactly what she possesses – what most of those who pity her don't have. Eve refuses to take advantage of the social programs and for a good reason. She refuses to submit to the medical procedure and the progress monitoring, preferring instead to keep what she has. Eve has an important lesson to teach Andrew Thurston, Director of the Social Equity and Rehabilitation Department, who is determined to help her. "The Thanatos Solution" Just a few years down the road, the new health-care plan is firmly entrenched. A new bill, Ethical Assessment of End-of Life Care, has also been enacted into law. And the authorities are ruthlessly implementing it throughout the land – no more medical resources wasted on the defective and dying, equitable distribution of quality medical care, no more lingering half-lives sustained by expensive machinery. But there are, as always, unexpected ramifications, especially for those who wanted it. The woman knows her incontinent, disabled father is scheduled for imminent termination. It makes sense for him. But then she learns that her son is afflicted with a terminal condition. And things change.
Title:Two Weird Tales of the Dystopian Present and FutureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 9, 2014Publisher:Michael HearingLanguage:English

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