31 Days Of Flash Fiction - Day 21

Happy Monday!

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The River Inside
Where there’s one, there’s many.
That was the motto the world lived by when the parasites turned up. They appeared in the water tables. Hooked mouths that chewed. A hundred feet that crawled. Something they secreted that made people, do things.
Terrible things.
The world ended three years ago.
A new one for me began seven months ago when Lily became pregnant.
But today I found one of them in my stool.
And now that I look at Lily’s bulging stomach, I wonder why I ever thought it was a baby at all.