You can buy anything on the Internet these days. Books, electronics, and Chinese takeout are just a few clicks away. If you're after something more illicit, all you need is a special browser and some bitcoin to spend. Every drug you might want is readily available on the darknet markets. You can also hire a hitman, get a fake ID made, or have an illegal bug delivered to your door.
Ben Samsa is a small-time weed dealer and amateur entomologist. He can't resist buying a mysterious bug he finds on one of the black market sites where he gets his inventory. The splurge leaves him with only enough bitcoin to purchase lower quality marijuana than he normally sells. Unfortunately, Ben doesn't realize one of his customers has been flipping his product to a murderous, one-eyed Nazi. He's soon sucked into a hellish nightmare of dread, drugs, and death.
Meanwhile, the bug is growing. Nothing will ever be the same when Ben learns the true, hideous name of the insect.
A very similar thing happened to my cousin's friend who purchased some kind of rare, endangered bug off a guy who's main business was selling pythons on Craigslist.
Great cyberflow and connection between the physical, digital, and mechanical. Slacker get by future flow romp heavan! Can't wait for more...
this is a great short story. the plot and characters are nicely developed and about a quarter of the way into the book it really grabs ahold of you and you don't want to stop listening. I'm looking forward to seeing what the author produces next.