Monday, February 4, 2008

A Will to Survive

The original version of this fictional scenario of an influenza pandemic was written as an eighty-seven part serial post to the forum found at, While most of the manuscripts was written by a poster calling herself "Kathy in FL," other parts were contributed by several other community members. Where confidentiality allows, you will see those additions noted as such; credit where credit is due.

One of the earlier versions of the completed manuscript is also available at PFI at

A great deal of editing is going into this new version. Reasonable critiques and suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Flames won't get you any where. I do listen to readers that want to see something in particular in the story, I'll be more than happy to oblige, when and where possible, as the story progresses.

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1 comment:

Jeff D. said...

Thanks for a great story. The educational value, coupled with the entertainment, was enlightening.

Good for you to put the time and effort into this subject.

All the Best,