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The Shot

by Josh Gaines


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A new hallucinogen known simply as "The Shot" has appeared out of nowhere, gaining rapid popularity among celebrities, drug enthusiasts, and mainstream America alike. The drug, a bright green slime distributed in mysterious, unmarked glass containers, is injected directly into the stomach through a syringe. The experience, users say, is mind-expanding, and that "everything you see becomes something else."The Shot leaps to the forefront of the world's attention when an A-list actor has a very public meltdown while high on the substance. He uploads a bizarre two-hour rant to YouTube—which ends up becoming the site's most-viewed video, ever—pleading with the people of the world to take the drug.The formerly non-religious suddenly have Scripture on their lips (or some skewed version of it), redemption, impending glory ... and the imminent arrival of The Mothership, come to save the lost children of humanity.In this near-future science fiction thriller, Doctor Gaines presents an alarming new vision of addiction, spirituality, and the fate of the human race. The Shot threatens to shake loose the very foundations of the earth, and to unravel the collective sanity of mankind.Take a hit, if you dare...

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Josh Gaines (Author)

Josh wrote a sci-fi pulp thriller called THE SHOT and the stories Michigan, Ten Cents, Clara's Quilt, Hitching Post and The Pirate-Ghost of Hole 19. He wrote some music articles for Vinyl Me, Please. He wrote and directed a short film called Cordi...

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