Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo by Eighty Six
Approx. 7,970 words.
Published on April 4, 2011.
A post-apocalyptic story of a zoo on the day no one showed up. Narrated by a captive turkey vulture.
Written in verse. 10 syllables per line, 10 lines per stanza, 10 stanzas per chapter, and 10 chapters overall.
The first episode in the series.
The narrator must escape his cage and navigate a zoo without keepers or tourists on his way to a world without structure.