2042: antibiotics

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A micro story about antibiotics.

This was my submission for the Nature microFutures’s competition. The limit was 200 characters. It's interesting to see how much information about the world you are describing can be packed into a short space. I thought using the command line and questioning the character using it allowed for some subtle hints about the state of the world.

$ 2150.05.22 22:32:11
$ cd  /archive/cdc/2042/src/
$ make report.c | tee out
...done!
$ ./report
Load 2042 logfile [Y/n]? y
Machine[1] or human[0] formatted? 0
Every last-line antibiotic had failed...

-biafra

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