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May 2021
 
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Pest Problem

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Julia Mraczny


They liked the planet offered by the Inter-Galactic Trade Federation. It was a dream come true. It had plenty of natural resources and was next to the main interdimensional route.

Unfortunately, the price was high.

They had to let it go. Or… they could genetically modify a species. Then all they had to do was jump into hyperspace and come back after a superluminal year.

It worked! A parasitic species contaminated the planet.

When the wanderers visited the Federation again, the price was nominal. The buyers had to get rid of the human pestilence, but that wouldn't be a problem.


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.

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