Sunday Afternoon Read: Oestridae Janis

Oestridae Janis

By Paul Bahou


“Janis… Janis… Can you hear me?”

The twenty-two-year-old biology student’s vision blurred as she struggled to sit up. 

“Ahh…” she yelped, a sharp pain in her ankle jolting her alert. 

“Oh, thank God. You’re awake.”

Janis groaned as she pulled herself into a slumped position against the wide base of the tree that towered behind her. 

“Shh… Relax… That was a nasty spill you took. I didn’t know if you were going to survive.”

“Karl…What happened?”

“Well, since you’re actually alive, let’s give you some good news.”