By Paul R. Hardy
Copyright 2012 Paul R. Hardy
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This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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The official’s voice wavers. “I regret to inform you…”
Hundreds of survivors look back at the man from the Interversal Union. They’re crowded into one of the station’s quarantine halls and yet they still don’t fill the space, for they are already so few in number. Many of them have been floated in on medical chairs, close to death. All of them are sick.