Check out this week’s free short story, Adaptations.
An apocalypse has ravaged the planet, dousing the world in deadly radiation. But nature has a way of rolling with the punches, and humans are pretty resilient, themselves, when they have to be. Certain species of worms have turned out to absorb radiation while they’re passing through the intestines, and a new industry has grown up around the incredible creatures. Now Boss Osman and his crew have taken to breeding the grubs in illegal labs and exporting their crop to the desert. They’re going to be rich! What could possibly go wrong?
Thank you to everyone who watched me live-write the first draft of this story, and who provided feedback and suggestions throughout that process.