Homunculus

Homunculus

A Story by Clifford
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Science-fiction dystopia

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No one knows exactly how the homunculi came into existence. There are videos from the early days of the internet on people mixing human DNA with bird eggs and creating strange, alien organisms from them, but no one knows if these videos are real. If not, how were the homunculi created, and how have they advanced so much so quickly?

            News got out about strange little creatures grown in jars in basements of discredited scientists, whom some dubbed “alchemists”. Most ruled them off as urban legends, but in a matter of years, the existence of homunculi became undeniable. In no time at all, these little monsters went from goldfish-sized creatures kept in aquariums to creatures ranging from the size of cats to bigger than a man and coming in all different shapes, possessing terrifying and deadly abilities.

            The outbreak started in Russia. That’s all anyone can agree on. The rest of the details were lost to the ensuing chaos. First was Moscow, and the rest of Russia and the surrounding countries soon followed. The creatures were few in number at first, but they seemed to multiply and grow larger by the day. Before long, all of Afro-Eurasia was in ruin. Oceania and America considered themselves lucky. Shortly after the outbreak, all borders were put on lockdown, permitting no one from the afflicted nations to enter, no matter the circumstances. This decision was not a popular one - many felt the refusal to help was inhuman. Regardless, they had avoided this apocalypse in its entirety. Or so they thought.

            One day, due to causes unknown, a homunculus was spotted on the outskirts of a rural Minnesota town. Thus began the End Times.


© 2017 Clifford



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I cannot help but to read this thru a political lens. And as such, it's a great way to slam a prevailing curse in a creative & somewhat camouflaged way. Those "little people" do seem to be pushing us into directions that are petty & diminish us as a whole. I so agree with your point about immigrants. This is so refreshing becuz you take a topic that everyone is ranting about, & you do a number on it without coming off as one bit political. So creative & subtle. I wish my imagination could be understated when I try to write something coherent about our current state of affairs! So I end up writing about nonsense instead! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

Very clever analysis of my story. The topic of immigration and foreign affairs is always a controver.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Oh hell yeah! Just admitting there are no good answers would be the best place to start, as far as t.. read more



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I cannot help but to read this thru a political lens. And as such, it's a great way to slam a prevailing curse in a creative & somewhat camouflaged way. Those "little people" do seem to be pushing us into directions that are petty & diminish us as a whole. I so agree with your point about immigrants. This is so refreshing becuz you take a topic that everyone is ranting about, & you do a number on it without coming off as one bit political. So creative & subtle. I wish my imagination could be understated when I try to write something coherent about our current state of affairs! So I end up writing about nonsense instead! *wink! wink!* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

2 Months Ago

Very clever analysis of my story. The topic of immigration and foreign affairs is always a controver.. read more
barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Oh hell yeah! Just admitting there are no good answers would be the best place to start, as far as t.. read more
I like that this story is an apocalyptic story, but it isn't the normal zombie story. I like the idea of something people created rising up and overthrowing them. Very creative idea!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Clifford

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Hannah. I'm a bit tired of the zombie craze, if I'm being truthful.
Wow! I had to google the title name....

The first i have heard of that name...very interesting! Makes me wonder what the reason for making a miniature human was! Some type of guinea pig to experiment on? Rather chilling.

Your story is very imaginative. The beginning of our end. Not at the hands of the well worn Zombie plague, but being over run by the rise of the Homunculus! Very original. And i certainly think this could be an idea expanded into a full blown story/novel.
Somehow it made me think of my youth, when i used to marvel over Sea Monkeys (familiar with them?).

I enjoyed this one very much, Clifford. Any title and story that makes me consult google for more information is certainly a successful piece of writing!

Very well done!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hannah

3 Months Ago

Sorry, Doodley! I accidentally left my review of this story as a comment on your review. You probabl.. read more
Doodley

3 Months Ago

Haha. Yeah! No worries. I enjoyed the story.
Clifford

3 Months Ago

Thanks, Doodley. I am familiar with Sea Monkeys! I remember thinking they were pretty cool when I wa.. read more

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