‘Locust ‘ By Sibyl R Cooper

The Chimera Programme was a scientific failure but a creative success. Scientist Dr. Glen Lanstern merged the consciousness of twelve writers with an animal of their choice to report on their experience outside of human thought under animal law. Unfortunately, the writers were all driven to madness and muteness once returned to human form, but they produced creative work about their experiences.

From this failure, The Chimera Collection of Short Fiction was born. Author Gareth Harlow’s contribution to the collection, ‘Locust’, is of great interest to the academic community.

Reprinted frequently after the collection’s initial release, scientists, anthropologists, and philosophers are still baffled by Harlow’s contribution and continue their attempts to decipher the layers of his retelling.

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