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Evolution

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Magda Woźniak


The lush couldn't believe his luck. On the lawn lay an unopened bottle.

A raving tingle flurried him, but he went briskly towards his destiny.

As soon as he grabbed the found bottle, something terrible happened. From the ground erupted tentacles, which sharpish wrapped around his body. He wanted to shout but one of them crawled into his mouth...

A series of stings. The tentacles stuck into his body, his veins. They injected poison! The drunk got flabby.

Unknown to humanity, the underground being pulled the corpse into his lair. When he finished his meal, he filled up an opening and ejected little osiers which pretended to be grass. On the surface lay only one tentacle – ending in an outgrowth resembling a bottle of vodka.

The masters of Moscow were delighted by the decreasing number of drunks.


2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
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" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

Find more by Christopher T. Dabrowski in the Author Index.

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