The Giving Plague
A Short Story
By David Brin
Copyright 2012 David Brin
You think you’re going to get me, don’t you? Well, you’ve got another think coming, ‘cause I’m ready for you.
That’s why there’s a forged card in my wallet saying my blood group is AB Negative, and a MedicAlert tag warning that I’m allergic to penicillin, aspirin, and phenylalanine. Another one states that I’m a practicing, devout Christian Scientist. All these tricks ought to slow you down when the time comes, as it’s sure to, sometime soon.