Curing Day by Dustin Adams #DealMeIn19

My Deal Me In deck dealt me spades this week, which means Daily Science Fiction. As usual, I hit the Random button, and I got this:

Curing Day

by Dustin Adams

In Adams’ future society, an attempt has been made to cure all illness and stop all aging.

It works. Unfortunately, it stops ALL AGING. How would you like to be nine for infinity? In middle school?

As a blessing, taking renewed doses of the panacea makes you forget that you’ve had these lessons before, that you used to have parents and friends who died in accidents or pets who died of old age.

This is told from the point of view of an old nine-year-old who does not forget. He remembers when he had parents. He remembers when he had friends now gone. He remembers when people could still reproduce, when the population wasn’t plummeting.

Sad, interesting story. Thanks, Deal Me In!

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A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Would you like to live forever? Discuss.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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