by Steve Green
The Melancholy virus had taken just seven weeks to overrun the planet.
Bacterimelanchol, or Bluebug as it came to be known, was aggressively infectious. It could make the jump from electronic circuitry to biological with horrifying ease, affecting machine and animal with impunity.
Soon the germ was hooked into everything. Television, internet, satellites. No system, or system operator was beyond its reach, or control.
Doom and gloom were spread through every possible media.
Until the whole world was wrapped in the black cloak of depression.
And ultimately, the button was pushed.
And then, oh my, how that bug did laugh...
Author bio: Genre-hopping flash fiction writer who blogs at The Twisted Quill: http://greenstephenj.blogspot.co.uk/
Bacterimelanchol is part of 101 Fiction issue 5.