Duck Prints Press ends our 2022 publication catalog with a dark story with a hopefully ending – hopefully a mirror of the world’s future, with our hopeful chapter starting with the New Year! In the world Nicola Kapron has crafted, climate disaster has left humanity barely holding on, and so the gods settle on a desperate plan to save it…
Title: The Act of Salvation
Author: Nicola Kapron
Genre: Fantasy with Science Fiction, Dystopia
Rating: Mature Audiences
Trigger Warnings: body horror, dubious consent (minor), genocide (mentions of), major character death, minor character death (past)
Relationship: creation/creator, interspecies relationship, m/m
Character Features: deity, doctor, magic user, naïve, non-human, prehensile hair, scientist, sentient construct (magical)
Tags: body modification, environmentalism, first kiss, heaven, hopeful ending, mythology inspired, past tense, pov second person
The first thing you saw was light. Harsh, white light, streaming down from all sides, carving through the cool darkness of non-existence like scalpels. It tore the lingering weariness from your head and left you with a series of uncomfortable truths. First, you were lying on what appeared to be a dissection slab. Second, you were strapped down with a network of shining golden threads, glowing hot against skin the colour and texture of bone. Third, you were not breathing.
Length: 16 pages/5,490 words
Price: $1.99 USD
Check out The Act of Salvation by Nicola Kapron now for a vision of the end of the world – and it’s possible salvation!
And, while you’re at it, why not also take a peek at Kapron’s Campfire Stories, another intriguing view on an Earth similar but very different from our own…
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