“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—
You can check out the rest of Dr. Lantha’s misadventures by clicking on Dr. Lantha in the Category list on my blog’s side bar. They are pieces that I am now working to editing together into a complete longer story.
FRIDAY FICTIONEERS: EVERY FRIDAY AUTHORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD GATHER HERE TO SHARE THEIR 100-WORDS BASED ON THE PHOTO PROMPT HOSTED BY ROCHELLE WISOFF, OFFERING CONSTRUCTIVE CRIT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO EACH OTHER. READERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COMMENT AS WELL. FOR MORE FRIDAY FICTIONEERS’ STORIES…
The amber liquid filled jar in Dr. Lantha’s lab hummed to life.
“Oh my goodness! I nearly forgot,” Dr. Lantha shouted drawing Otto’s attention away from bubbling and fizzing beaker.
Otto quizically looked at Dr. Lantha as if asking, “What did you forget?”
Reading his chimp lab assistant’s mind, Dr. Lantha replied, “I need to make myself presentable! Otto, please grab the necessary equipment for a haircut and a shave and meet me in the lavatory. Quickly please!”
Otto covered his face with his hands and shook his head in disbelief. What in the world did Dr. Lantha grow in that now humming, liquid filled jar?
If you were expecting to find out what hatched from Dr. Lantha’s experiment based on reader’s choice today, you have one more week to cast your vote as there was a tie. Poll will now close on February 19th, so choose wisely.
After the sonic boom had destroyed his laboratory, including this season’s experiments, Dr. Lantha nursed the lone remaining liquid filled jar like a possessive mother bird through the hot summer months. He fawned and fussed over it day and night, adjusting temperature and light. Otto thought he was going to have to send for help, until one crisp, clear autumn day something began to bubble beneath the surface of amber liquid. Otto reached for the bubbling jar with the adorable, puzzled face that only a chimp can make.
“Soon Otto, soon,” Dr. Lantha answered giddily before Otto could touch his most prized possession.
Today’s Daily Prompt: Choose Your Adventure ask’s us to write a story or post with an open ending, and let the readers invent the conclusion. I’ve written today’s 100 word story + 3 word prompt “beneath the surface” from the remains of Dr. Lantha’s laboratory, but I’m letting you pick what will hatch from his surviving experiment. The poll will close in 1 week. Stayed tuned for upcoming tales of Dr. Lantha’s lab based on your input.