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Walking Time Bomb, Pt 1 of 3

WARNING: Not for the faint of heart, or for those that like weak stories. Pretentions of literature, too.

Battlefield surgeon Lieutenant Johns looked out at the Uzbeki landscape. It was bleak and empty, with patches of desultory vegetation scattered here and there, surviving out of sheer genetic habit rather than any deeper will to survive. Fortunately, it was in the 60s and overcast. Had it been mid-summer, his auto-surgery might not even be possible.