Taur virus: part 1Taur Virus 1Taur virus: part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The whole planet trembled the moment it happened, eight years ago. I was just nine when it happened but it was enough to deeply scare me. A meteor struck Africa and there was nothing modern science could do about it, people though it was the end of the line for earth. Yet at the moment of impact only a crater and mild quakes were the end results. For a second the earth sighed as the so called "doomsday" turned out to be a pebble the size of a truck crashing in the middle of the western shorelines of Africa.
The world was relived and soon after things returned back to normal well sort of. There was a huge ongoing investigation of the crater as well of the meteor's remains, but there was no way it would affect us Or so we thought.
It made itself present months later around the continent an odd disease started appearing. It wasn't life-threatening so far, merely some fever, raspy voice, stomachache among other symptoms. The CDC confirmed there was a link bet
So You're Becoming a TaurSo You're Becoming a TaurSo You're Becoming a Taur3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
Part of the Transformation Information Series
by GeneTech Inc.
This information pamphlet is meant to guide you through the difficult transition to a centauroid or "taur" body. Being a taur can be fun! Be careful and you'll prevent any "taurible" mistakes.
"Why Is This Happening?": Your Change
Many people have asked this basic question. In some cases, becoming a taur is entirely voluntary, thanks to GeneTech's cutting-edge TaurMe (tm) technology. In other cases, several national legal systems have alleged that our experimental nanite varieties are to blame. GeneTech assumes no liability for these accidental product releases, as any alleged releases were due to the actions of terminated employees, but is proud to offer free product support to encourage the Taur Lifestyle (tm) and make sure you are happy with the effects. Thus far, voluntary TaurMe (tm) users are limited to GeneTech employees, so if you're reading this, consider yourself a lucky "voluntaur!"
Taur virus 3Taur virus 3Taur virus 35 years ago in Introductions & Chapters
The loud tune music of the news channel rang into my ears and woke me up in an instant. I was so distracted I failed to notice the subtle contradictions with what I've grown used to, such as using the TV suddenly turning on while I heard no one around or the fact that it was actually the news channels instead of the usual Warner Brothers or Fox.
My first thought was to reach for the remote to try to mute the TV as there was some news about the latest outbreak of the famous 'taur virus.' I only managed to make out those two words. The mention of the disease brought back a couple of flashes to my mind. I could remember seeing the nurse telling to go home, my parents giving a surprised yet scared look on their faces seeing a human looking cat, much like cat taurs tended to look like. Thank goodness everything was just a dream, or so I thought.
My nose twitched as I sniffed the air noticing an odd smell, something I never