D9 Story - Waking up WikusWaking up WikusD9 Story - Waking up Wikus4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A District 9 Short by MatthiasRat
Wikus van der Merwe woke from unsettled dreams to discover he'd been turned into a cockroach.
The strain of sleeping on the ramshackle chair for yet another night in Kisa's tent told on his back and legs. He opened his large golden eyes and stared for several minutes at the underside of the white canvas dome of the tent. The morning air was sultry and bleak, reeking of the garbage that had quickly amassed throughout District 10 as more and more junk was shoveled in from the remains of District 9, the place where once he'd studied and overseen.
And the place that had changed his life forever.
He steeled himself and slowly began to move his long fingers, two on each hand. They were stiff from a night clutching what passed for the arms on the chair. At one time it had been a comfortable lay-z-boy, but neglect and Poleepkwa physiology had ren