Pseudopod 110: Spurling’s Virus


By Michael Savastano

Read by Ben Phillips

A tiny slit in the yellow protective suit killed her.

Ridley Means slammed down the quarantine lever, locking the room that
would soon become Joella Henney’s tomb. Pale blue warning lights flashed.
Joella swerved toward the window and peered with panicked eyes. Her head
darted to each side, inspecting her body, arms outstretched.

She won’t see it. You never see the one that gets you.

She charged toward Ridley. The coiled air hose straightened behind
her. Her gloved hands laid flat against the glass. She mouthed something.
It looked like, “Please.”