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 non-breeding couples 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?