David R. Michael

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The World Wears Thin

The World Wears ThinThe World Wears Thin by David Michael

Collection

Eight Sci-Fi and Horror stories by David Michael, with illustrations by Don Michael, Jr.

“A Fine Mess” – Kenneth hunts edible Strings in the Frayed remnants of the vegetation of the world.

“Enamored” – Chick-lit meets cyberpunk as overworked, underappreciated Roxy heads to work.

“Curtain Call” – The White Hot Hemisphere Community Theater Company chose Shakespeare’s Hamlet for their first production after the cataclysm–and possibly their last before the end of the world.

“Insanity” – Corporal Jonathan “Drooz” Andrews wakes up in the middle of a war and wishes he remembered what he spent his re-enlistment bonus on.

“Encounter” – The Traveler tries to help in the aftermath of a riot in the Trog Ghetto.

“Until Death Do Us Part” – Ross and Marjorie grow old together in undead retirement.

“Baptism” – Drunk on mojitos, high on love, and smelling of sex on the beach, Myra Acevedo went swimming and drowned. Then she became the end of the world.

Bonus Story: “Roxy Overload” – Roxy, from “Enamored”, heads home after work on an evening when it seems everyone–her best friend, her mom, her men–even her dog–wants a piece of her.

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“A Fine Mess”

"A Fine Mess"“A Fine Mess” by David Michael

Short Story (2300 words)

Kenneth is the best gatherer among the survivors. Only a few can gather Strings, the floating, Frayed remnants of what was once the edible vegetation of the world. Which is why there are a lot fewer people now than Kenneth remembers when he was younger. He might be only ten, but even Kenneth knows that if you can’t catch Strings, you can’t eat. And if you can’t eat, you starve and you die…

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“Curtain Call”

"Curtain Call"“Curtain Call” by David Michael

Short Story (2200 words)

The White Hot Hemisphere Community Theater Company chose Shakespeare’s Hamlet for their first production after the cataclysm–and possibly their last before the end of the world. As a tragedy, as a play about loss and descent into madness, Hamlet seemed an appropriate choice, at least to those players who could still make nonliteral inferences…

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“Baptism”

"Baptism"“Baptism” by David Michael

Short Story (6000 words)

Drunk on mojitos, high on love, and smelling of sex just consummated on the beach, Myra Acevedo went swimming for the last time. When she came out of the clear water of the Yucatan peninsula, she was no longer just Myra. She had become the end of the world. (My version of the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse.)

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