Bleed and Hum
"No! I'm leaving now. I've heard what happens to the people who into the fields!"
Mercy opened the door, and on the wall next to the door was a large mirror framed in an oak. Both women looked at the mirror more out of habit than anything else. Faith saw the reflection of the plants.
When super-company GASIS develops a seed to fight food shortages, everything goes downhill, very quickly - people lose their sense of choice; restaurants are forced to conform to the same standard; Jude Abbey and his Warriors of Christ take over the streets.
Citizens, upon ingesting mysterious government-forced beige mints, begin to lose all individuality and become like invasive, insidious Joshua trees that have taken over towns acorns the United States - developing a green tint and sticky substances on their hands. The small plants seem to possess human characteristics, responding to human touch and even humming. The plants begin to overtake plots of land and houses, leaving their red, bloodlike liquid along the way.
When Peter Able and his family discover what is fertilizing the dark, sinister, mysterious field of miniature Joshua trees, they must risk everything to save the human race. Caught between the future of mankind and loyalty to mysterious friends, the Able's must decide to set the field ablaze, destroying the plants and their accompanying evil, or reach a compromise that may jeopardize the future of all mankind.
In Peggy Sue Yarber's intriguing tale of survival and destiny, you won't want to wait to find out what makes the wicked plants Bleed and Hum.