Prompt 3: Concept, speculative, social

What if a virus rendered the entire population of earth simultaneously immortal and sterile except for a single small town (that have barely enough population to be genetically viable for continuing the species)?

Things that could happen include:

  • dying made illegal
  • forced breeding camps
  • small town suddenly a major political power
  • children becoming a prized resource and kidnapped, etc by other countries
  • racial issues
  • pressure on gays/lesbians in town
  • effects of immortality on politics, economy, property law, etc.
  • elitism and self-preservation and the conflict between immortals and mortals.
  • discovering cause of virus (terrorism/accident/aliens/god/whatever) and why.
  • why was this one town immune? Can a cure be found from studying them and is a cure even desired?

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