A Boy Appears, Excerpt 2

Benjamin Obler
6 min readMay 8
Photo by Daniel Burka on Unsplash. A way larger and more mossy and mysterious cave than Daniel’s, in the #workinprogress below.

Synopsis/Set-Up: In the year 2040, Daniel is research scientist who has quit his college post, administered a gene-changing injection to himself obtained on the black market, and abandoned his house to live in a mountain cave. What he changed about his genetics is the introduction of the mutation which causes congenital hypertrichosis terminalis, a condition which creates rampant hair-growth body-wide. With a coat, a furry hide, he can survive…

Benjamin Obler

Instructor at @GothamWriters, NYC. Ed.-in-Chief of AspiringWriterSyndrome.com, where fiction is the focus and inspiration is the goal. #Javascotia @PenguinBooks