Dr. Lantha’s misadventures continue…
Copyright – EL Appleby
“Have you seen…well, it’s a bit of a… well, it’s hard to describe really…” Dr. Lantha struggled to give the police officer a description.
“What does it look like? Height, weight, unique features?” the officer prodded.
“What would you say, Otto?” Dr. Lantha desperately looked to his chimpanzee lab assistant for some help. Otto just shook his head, wanting no further part in this malady.
“What color is it?” the officer continued.
“Well…you see… the hind end is stripped…like a zebra.” Dr. Lantha described as Otto rolled his eyes.
“A zebra?” the officer questioned, not looking up from his notepad.
—Sci-fi: 100 words—
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The Creature Walks Among Us (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
“Come Otto, let’s check on the creature. This will determine if our experiment is a success.” Dr Lantha prodded.
Otto rolled his eyes. When did it become our experiment? When the creature was found to be uncontrollable? Or when it was born to begin with? Otto opened the door the laboratory to find it in shambles yet again. The door to the cage the creature had been kept in was open wide with the creature nowhere to be seen.
“No!” Dr. Lantha screamed from his knees in dismay.
“I am not cleaning up this mess again,” Otto commanded.
Today’s haunting is inspired by the pop-culture classic, creature X