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The Black Spot William Mangieri

The Black Spot

William Mangieri

Published November 14th 2013
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On a routine shift, one of the miners is exposed to something...different. The company doctor says its just in his head, and hes right, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. There may be a Workmans Comp claim here…The Black Spot is a VERYMoreOn a routine shift, one of the miners is exposed to something...different. The company doctor says its just in his head, and hes right, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. There may be a Workmans Comp claim here…The Black Spot is a VERY short (570 word) speculative flash fiction, and is also in the collection Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind. That’s so short that it might not show up in a standard preview, so here’s a little of it:It grows on you.I saw the black spot on my pressure suit when we came back in at the end of shift. I thought it was just a smear of oil from my drill. No contamination warning alarms went off in the airlock, and no one ever thought there was anything in The Belt, so no reason for concern or quarantine. I just wiped it away with a rag during suit maintenance.I must have gotten it on my thumb…