Short Story: The Mark Of The Beast

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Yavor Kostov


Have you ever waken up starving to death? No? Then there is no way to know what it feels like when your stomach is completely empty and it hurts.


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Have you ever woken up starving to death? No? Then there is no way to know what it feels like when your stomach is completely empty and it hurts. In these cases your thoughts are usually mixed-up and all you can think about is food. It’s as if you’ve become a primitive species which you would surely feel ashamed of in some other case.

On that very day the pain Philip felt wasn’t caused just by the lack of food in his stomach but by the feeling that the time had come. He had never felt so boxed into a corner before. His deadline to make a decision whether to be branded like an animal had come. In fact branding is not exactly the right word for this situation. The words that would best describe the case, is implanting. The implanting of a microchip in the right hand or forehead.

The revolution of technology allowed such intervention. The World’s government published a…

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Daniel Mays said "Yavor, Thank you for writing this. I enjoyed this and the scenes you created. Thanks, Daniel"
2 years ago

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