The Z-Word (CB_Arnold)

Just before the Climate Crisis comes to a head, a brilliant geneticist, Londisizwe Bellows, creates a unique solution. He develops a mutagen to evolve human volunteers into a new species that thrives on greenhouse gasses and converts them to a breathable air mixture.
The only problem is that the new species, the self-named Carbians, physically resemble zombies, and they are just as hard to kill.
What people forget is that among all species, aberrations exist, but Humans wrongly apply those negative characteristics to all Carbians.
Follow along a day in the life of high school senior Manqoba Bellows, son of Londisizwe. Find out what it’s like for a young man branded an outsider by the circumstances of his birth. Discover how he copes with indescribable loneliness.