Fact: Looking Back at Genre History by Amy H. Sturgis 02:30
Main fiction: “Bugs” by Ron Collins 15:30
Dr. Caulder kept talking, but John could scarcely follow along. The government needed authorization. Would he sign a waiver? Of course, Jesus Christ, of course. His hospital gown disappeared. A nurse sprayed his chest with shaving creme. Carol’s beautiful face filled his view, tears streaming down lined cheeks. She said something long and drawn out, but all John heard was “I love you.” Then he was gone. Preparations continued as they rolled. IV bottles hung from steel rods. An elevator door closed. A needle pricked his arm.
Bugs, he thought. They’re going to use the bugs.
Then he was asleep.
Narrator: Colin Clews
Colin Clews is a musician and writer, living in UK. He loves music, reading and movies. Although he’s British, he grew up in Africa and still hasn’t managed to do anything cooler than that – despite studying philosophy and learning to play electric guitar.