“The walls of his house are breaking down. He doesn’t care.”
The walls of his house are breaking down. He doesn’t care. He’s a Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacterium, his name is Flick, and he’s bored, lonely, and wants to die.
Flick floats around his root nodule, a single polar flagellum whipping softly through the muck. He’s listless: no more lust, no more lists. No more…