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Oasis Humanity

By Brittany T. Noring All Rights Reserved ©

Mystery / Scifi

Blurb

As the world is on the verge of over-population and famine, Ally Miller survives on little, with her Down Syndrome sister, Dianne. In the first assembly in years, the minister, Floda Reltih, introduces a miracle super food called 'Oasis Humanity'. With her sister becoming over-joyed at the introduction, Ally can't help being sceptical. It's not until Dianne gets kidnapped that Ally finds out about the real truth of this super food.

Chapter 1

As the ceiling lights flicked on in our room, the new day was dawning in Manhattan. As I rubbed my eyes, my legs swung off my single bed and my first job, just like every morning, was to attend to my sister, Diana. Waking her up took up most of my morning; Down’s Syndrome was a running trade in the Miller family. I walked over to the bed, opposite my own. My feet graced the polished white floor as the automatic voice spoke behind me.

The time is six… twenty-four… am. Good morning, Ally Miller… Good morning, Diana Miller.

As I tapped her bony shoulder, she turned in the sheets. I smiled and with an annoyed look, she crawled off the bed.

Please report to the main hall for assembly. Have a good day.

I helped Diana to her feet. I became concerned about this assembly; there hasn’t been one since before Diana was born. Dressed in our best, we headed for the assembly hall by scanning our identity bracelets on the handle.

Walking into the assembly hall, people were being signed to their seats by government officers. We were assigned to the seats, closet to the aisle in the second row on the left. Once everybody was seated, our beloved minister, Floda Reltih, took the stage.

Good morning, everyone. I trust you all have slept well. Now, there has an amazing discovery. As you all know, Manhattan is scarce of food but myself and a couple of colleagues have discovered a solution. ‘Oasis Humanity’.

A man appeared onto the stage; in his hands was a small container.

This super food is completely safe, natural and packed with nutrition and vitamins. This could be our saviour in our time of crisis.

The hall erupted with happy and interested faces. I wasn’t so easily overwhelmed.

Row by row, people began to collect their containers. Diana was overcome with excitement. I tried to smile but something was troubling me. I couldn’t help but think about where Ms. Reltih found this new ‘super food’. I didn’t want to appear apprehensive so I grinned with minimum uncertainty. In the midst of the excitement and relief, she began to speak again.

Oasis Humanity can be taken whenever necessary. Treat it as food. More supplements will be distributed over the coming days. That is all. Have a good day.

Diana ripped open the container when we got back to the room. The smell was the first thing that hit me; the smell was of a dying endangered animal, like a cow or a sheep. With a huge bite, Diana began to eat the cut of meat. Her Oasis Humanity had disappeared in five seconds. She, then, encouraged me to eat mine. Being the nice sister I was, I unpleasantly agreed. The meat was thinly fleshy but the smell was unforgettably grotesque.

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