PoHA RP - Ch 01CHAPTER 1 - SMELL A RATPoHA RP - Ch 01 in Sci-Fi More Like This
Something always smells in the district. Litter and rotting pieces of pig carcass thrown about are the obvious reason. Something always smells not necessarily in the literal sense too. There's the occasional neighborhood murder; a neighbor, there one day, suddenly gone the next, detained perhaps.
But today something really reeks. The stench is revolting even to the poleepkwa, already stirring in their shacks, ready to face the challenge of a new day; most unready for the sight and smell of the carcass rotting away among a heap of trash, giving out a sort of chemical odor even the flies avoid.
The fellow is but a chunk of blackened meat, grotesquely mutilated, missing entire areas of his carapace. How he'd even made it half-way under the wire fence, not out of, but into the district, in his condition was beyond belief. Nobody that night had heard him scratch the dirt, trying to crawl free of the stinging wire. He lay there with his arms outstretc