Aphelion Issue 239, Volume 23
May 2019
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A Parasite!

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

English translation by Monika Olasek

- Watch out, one is behind you! -

- Got it! - Gruntz answered.

He scrutinized the rubble, but saw no one.

Who would have thought? These creatures were cleverer than the law admits.

He turned the thermovision camera on.

It’s barely alive, I just have to finish it off, he thought, seeing a crawling parasite.

He moved carefully towards it. You never know. During three years of cleaning this planet, it turned out that these creatures are cleverer than they seemed. They were familiar with the art of tricks.

Their eyes met and he saw fear in the parasite's eyes. He crushed its head. The brain flew out of the skull.

- It is so fragile. -

Disgusted, Gruntz moved his antennas.

- And still it poisoned the environment of the entire planet. It murdered so many species of plants and animals!

It was the highest time to eliminate the parasite – a human.

2018 Christopher T. Dabrowski

About the author:

BOOKS in USA: "Anomaly" (2018 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Escape" (2018 - Royal Hawaiian Press)

BOOKS in Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 - Armoryka publishing house), "Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house), "Grobbing" (2012 - Novae Res publishing house), "Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house), "Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house), "Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house), "Anomalia" (Forma publishing house), "Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house)

ANTHOLOGIES in: USA, Poland, Russia, Germany

He has published stories in: PLAYBOY (Slovak edition), USA, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico

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