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Blood Mercury

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The whole world has been terrorized and we wallow in terrible fear of getting sick. We placed our faith in medicine and now we pray for redemption. That's why our police kidnap the sick and send them to the furnaces. After we conquered a return of the Black Death, our scientists celebrated the triumph of modern medicine and the awesome power of antibiotics. But our bodies ...more
ebook, 11 pages
Published July 18th 2012 by Untreed Reads (first published July 17th 2012)
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November Is Christmas Scary Spirit The Haunted Reading Room
Aug 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to November Is Christmas Scary Spirit by: Making Connections
This review is based on a copy provided to me by the publisher, Untreed Reads, on July 30, 2012, in exchange for my fair, honest, and impartial review, via Goodreads Group Making Connections.


Review of Blood Mercury by Malachi King

5 stars

This novella contains so much more than its length might imply, more than I expected. To begin with I experienced sadness on behalf of the characters, empathy, and sympathy. Soon I passed into a stage of dystopian despair, thinking “oh, I can see how contemporary
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In this short story we meet a 17 year old whose life has been turned upside down in a modern world that has been brought to it’s knees by resistant bacteria and viruses. This seemed to be a cautionary tale of what happens when people take for granted their health and safety. For years researchers have been telling us that the over use of antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers leads to strains of viruses that are resistant “super-bugs.” So this story brings al
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Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
Oct 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven

Super short! But really enjoyable story. And a really creepy one at that.

The common cold mutates, and there is no cure for the mutation. Imagine the terror, the paranoia, and the fear a single sneeze or cough would cause. That is pretty much what this short story touches on.

It was very well written and really deep for something so short. I could not help but imagine what it would be like to live in that scenario, and it was very frightening.

I wish t
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
This simple story of trying to survive in a world gone mad over Blood Mercury. We follow a family struggling to survive and staying a step ahead of the authorities. When the mother becomes ill from apparent Blood Mercury is taken away from her son. The son will do anything to get his mother back while searching for his father. Can either of them escape? Will the world continue to be mad? Your answers await you in Blood Mercury.
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Malachi King is Michigan Air National Guard member and holds a Language Arts degree from Grand Valley State University. His writing centers on the extreme emotion, survival, and courage. Malachi has work published in various markets including the national magazine Mensa Bulletin, and other markest such as Orion’s Child Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, Indigo Rising Magazine, and Liars’ League ...more
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