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Something in the Water
Kayleigh couldn’t remember how long she had been alone. At least there were sweets and cola in the vending machine.
When she first arrived at the hospital with her family, it had been packed. The whole city was dying, even the nurses.
Kayleigh’s Dad was dying before that. He said drug companies were hoarding cures because they wouldn’t make money if people weren’t sick. He said they had stuff you could put in the water and bang, no more cancer.
Just before everyone got sick the newspaper said there had been a break-in at the research laboratory. Kayleigh’s brother had been missing ever since.