We Are The Disease by Gareth E Rees

EPISODE 2: We Are The Disease by Gareth E Rees

Narrator: Daniel Wilmot

Music and sound design: Ian J Cole

Additional sound: Wayne Britcliffe

"As soon as this storm abated, the captain promised me, we’d leave this place. But what place was this? A block of ice on a body of water on a globe in empty space. What were we leaving? Where were we escaping to? There was nothing but the world, and we were of that world. Microbes lived inside us, digesting our food, defending us, attacking us, entirely disregarding us. They were in the sea. On the land. In our cities. In our water supply. Beneath the ice of the Arctic, blooming and mutating, seeping up into the light. There was nowhere to go but here, and here was everywhere."

First published in the excellent horror anthology series The Shadow Booth edited by Dan Coxon, We Are The Disease is a chilling eco-horror story from Gareth E Rees.

Gareth's novel The Stone Tide is available now from Influx Press. 

"Convinced that apocalypse approaches and his past is out to get him, Rees embarks on a journey away from his family, deep into history and to the very edge of the imagination. Tormented by possessed seagulls, mutant eels and unresolved guilt, how much of reality can he trust?

"The Stone Tide is a novel about grief, loss, history and the imagination. It is about how people make the place and the place makes the person. Above all it is about the stories we tell to make sense of the world."

 

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