ST100: Hatched by E.R. Murray

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100

100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less.





Hatched by E.R. Murray

Emperor Penguins, my distinguished colleagues told me, had no business mixing their DNA with humans. Absolutely not! Ludicrous! What could they offer the human race?

But when men started dying, they stopped laughing. Asked questions too late.

The plan was perfect: women conceived, transplanted the fetus and the men went full term with a penguin’s dedication to its young. But without funding, what did they expect?

Now, a focused team, some risky tweaks: at last, someone is listening.

Serum secured firmly in a 100ml travel bottle, I pass easily through airport security. My step unhurried, like I’m gliding on ice.

The SHORT TALE 100 – AUGUST 2016

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