After the Pretty Pox: The Attic
by August Ansel
A searing act of bioterrorism. A catastrophic plague. Most of the human race is dead, and for two years Arie McInnes has been alone, riding out the aftermath of the Pretty Pox.
Hidden in the attic of her ruined home, Arie survives by wit, skill, ritual and habit. Convinced that humans are a problematic species best allowed to expire, she chooses solitude–even in matters of life and death.
Arie’s precarious world is upended when her youngest brother appears out of nowhere with an injured woman. Their presence in the attic draws the attention of a dark watcher in the woods, and Arie is forced to choose between the beliefs that have sustained her and the stubborn instinct to love and protect.
After the Pretty Pox casts an unwavering eye on what it means to be human in a world where nature has the upper hand, and the only rules left to live by are the ones written on our hearts.
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Category: Science Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic