Out to Pasture

Out to Pasture [sample]

By KC Grifant

Originally published in What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners? An Anthology of Science Fiction Horror (available on Amazon)

Daria drove along I-95 toward Fort Lauderdale in the blinding sunlight, one hand feeling her new heart’s steady thump beneath her breastbone.

Her hand dropped, and lifted a partially unwrapped burger from the fast food tray on the passenger seat. She appreciated things more since the procedure — food, sunlight, the simple act of driving. She had been given a bill to a long, healthy life. A cartoon cow smiled up at her from the wrapping as she took a satisfying bite.

She, like many others born with a genetic predisposition to heart failure, had spent a mint on the new device. It was one of many sudden breakthroughs in medicine that promised to cut disease and lengthen lives; media outlets were calling it a new biomechanical era in history…

Read the full story in What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?