Short Story
                                   The Great Mushroom Picker
                                                      By Christopher T. Dabrowski

                                              English translation by Monika Olasek


Kacew took too many hallucinogens.
Of course, it was “too many”, considering their stronger effect in combination with vodka.
His eyes were shining with madness.
He was shouting, splashing saliva.
“I am the great mushroom picker! That’s who I am!”
Suddenly his face changed. He was confused.
“Where are my mushrooms? Where?!”
He investigated the room with a foggy glance.
“There aren’t any”, he moaned in desperation. “Bad people! They destroyed the environment! All the
mushrooms are extinct!”
He sat at the controls, tucked his head into his shoulders and started to cry.
A moment later he wiped his eyes and murmured, “I am the great mushroom picker! That’s who I am! I’ll
plant new ones!”
Like a madman, he was pressing all black buttons.
Long-range missiles started were launched from their base.
The blue planet blossomed with hundreds of nuclear mushrooms!
About Christopher T. Dabrowski

Born in Łódź, Poland in 1978-  author, screenwriter. He’s published stories in many journals and
anthologies. Translated into English, Czech, Spanish, Hebrew, German, Portuguese, Russian,
Slovak (in Playboy magazine), Hungarian and Italian. Blaze Kujawa directed a movie ‘Angel’
based on Krzysztof’s work, and starring Anna Mucha as the lead character. He published
books: in USA: "Anomaly" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian
Press), in Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), and in Poland: "Deathbirth" (2008 -
Armoryka publishing house), "Anima vilis" (2010 - Initium publishing house), "Grobbing" (2012 -
Novae Res publishing house), "Deathbirth and other stories" (2012 & 2017 - Agharta &
Armoryka publishing house), "Z życia Dr Abble" (2013 - Agharta publishing house),
"Orgazmokalipsa" (2016 - Alternatywne  publishing house), "Anomalia" (2016 - Forma
publishing house), "Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) and "Nie w inność" (2019
- Waspos publishing house)
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