By Thomas Broderick.
Illustration by JACEY.
First appearance: Nature/Futures, 5 January 2017.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature.com (HERE; PDF).
"In the southwest corner of the apartment's basement was approximately 10 kilograms of flesh and hair surrounded by a large pool of partially dried blood."
Immortality is grand, but it always comes at a price . . .
Typo: "in the proceeding three days"
- According to the ISFDb, Thomas Broderick has two stories to his credit so far (HERE).
- The title is a metaphor for (THIS); in literature, music, TV and film, and business, the word in its non-literal sense has been in vogue for years (HERE).
HERE; PDF) and (HERE); in a technical sense, even these accounts don't quite explain it (HERE) and (HERE).
"And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die."
— The Bible