Le Plage De Terra

Journal of the Plague Years

     And so it came to pass, that le plage de la porcine descended upon the land. At first only the once mighty kingdom of Mexico was beleaguered by the pestilence. Cornered in, the outbreak looked doomed. All sides were protected, by sea or mountains. Then the artful DNA package looked to the skies, taking flight inside its chosen vectors in the huge dirigibles that make up intercontinental flight traffic. At last the plague fell upon Angleand.

The Plague Particle (not to scale)

The Plague Particle (not to scale)


     A round table committee was convened, presided over by the Brown Knight. As the council talked long past the twilight hour, arguments were bandied to a fro. Eventually a 5-point plan was issued.

     1  Any person(s) found infected with the plague, should be confined to their place of abode, which should then be sealed, and marked with a red rose.

     2  Villages and towns, being touched by the virulence, should turn away travellers & tradesmen, especially if Knights or Barons were in residence.

     3  Apothecaries are to be charged with developing material medici for the protection of subjects in marginal constituencies.

     4  All dirigible and oceangoing traffic to cease, apart of course from important regal business.

     Any village infected, of a non-royalist bent to be raised to the ground.

     The blade of the reaper slew forth across the land, and bitter was his harvest. Soon, his shadow would fall longer upon our country.

     The time came for the corruption, to remake itself, spreading faster across the world, but only among the ruling classes. This time the curse was harder to bear. For now, the infection had an unthinkable effect upon human flesh. The first symptom of this new plague was to make the ears grow, then the nose flattens and a tail springeth out of their very derriere. No question now, what had happened to the faces of the men. We looked in horror from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. (Apologies to Mr. Blair.)


3 Responses to “Le Plage De Terra”

  1. July 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm


    Or should I say soothsayer?

    Your retrospective apocalyptical is a kind of La grippe porcine meets Animal Farm. Then, as now, a plan is a plan. Remember, if you have to sneeze, use a paper tissue to cover your mouth. The advances make me weep.

  2. 2 dandymills
    July 15, 2009 at 8:21 am

    You may mock young Master Stefgn. I an taking a;; due precautioms. Apologies for typing. Am wearing full protective suit. I wi;; survivr thos one.

  3. July 20, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Actually, I wasn’t mocking. Gusuntite Porky.

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