Friday Drabble: A Life In Research

drabble is a very short story of exactly 100 words. Feel free to join in and write your own drabbles on Fridays and tag them with “friday drabble” and on Twitter with the hashtag #fridaydrabble.

A Life In Research

The door hissed closed behind him and he inhaled the conflicting odors of clean room and cage bedding. Disinfectant and dander.

Tiny nails raked plastic and dozens of eyes followed his movements as he set up his station. He opened the first lid and scruffed the initial specimen, immobilizing the creature – forelegs outstretched, head back, quivering mouth open, ready to take the dose.

Red eyes met hazel ones. The two most successful mammals on the planet: homo sapiens and rattus norvegicus, colonizing every corner of the globe together, billions upon billions with no sign of slowing down.

A great team.

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15 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: A Life In Research

  1. “Ben, the two of us need look no more
    We both found what we were looking for
    With a friend to call my own
    I’ll never be alone
    And you my friend will see
    You’ve got a friend in me …”

    lol

    • HG — it’s funny that you should mention that because you know I never really have except I think in NY resolution post, I mentioned getting a copy of Poets & Writers and there are a LOT of short story competitions out there, which made me think about turning some ideas into longer stories.

      It would take a different sort of discipline for me, though the small word counts have made me economical with words,

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