Another 100 word story for Day 6 of #BlogFlash2012 and the prompt is ‘Reading’
No More Books To Read
In 2021 the printed book virus, known as PBV1, spread quickly across the world. The virus was indiscriminate. Once it took hold, all printed matter would disappear off the page and within 24 hours the pages themselves crumbled to dust. By 2022 there were growing concerns that virus PBV1 had mutated and could transfer from books to humans. Laws outlawing printed matter were introduced and worldwide campaigns to destroy all remaining books began in earnest. Anybody found in possession of a book was branded a threat to humanity and summarily executed. Mankind’s century’s old, love affair with books was over.