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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Centus

I'm going to do an experiment with this week's prompt: I'm going to write it right here, without editing it at all. Usually I write my entry in OpenOffice and then tweak and and choose my words to squeeze it down, but this week, I'm going to work without a net.

(Oh, and apologies to Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg for this.)

Dr. Schwarzenstein staggered across the lawn, bleeding profusely, as he thought once again that maybe, just maybe, re-creating velociraptors from frog DNA and the contents of fossilized mosquito stomachs had been a bad idea, and that maybe, just maybe, genetically enhancing the raptor for super-intelligence had been a really bad idea.

And then there she was, the Queen Raptor, in front of him. He wasn't going to make it to the jeep. This was it. She bared her fangs, bristled her claws. "Surprise, I'm pregnant!" she said.

"I've created talking raptors?" he thought -- a scientist to the end -- as she leaped toward his abdomen.


Judie said...

Boy, was she pissed!!

beckyp said...

very funny

Sue said...

Hey, you do good work without a net!


Gems said...

That was a surprise in so many ways. Nice take on a very 'girly' prompt. You made it so much more Sci-fi...as you do!!!

Bookie said...

I was really curious to see what you would do with this one! Very good indeed! No mush or moan here, creative stuff!

Dazee Dreamer said...

Wow, she was not happy. Darn scientist.

jfb57 said...

Yuk! What a picture you have created in these few words. Brilliant!

Fancy having a go at this one? http://bit.ly/q4xJJp

Porky said...

I chuckled - fresh timing too, a little different than a simple closing punchline. An interesting scientific concept even.

Nonna Beach said...

Outstanding Job !

I know where to visit to get a great Scifi fix and a good laugh too...BRAVO !!!

BTW, Why did the scientist make talking raptors ? Because he COULD !

Ames said...

See what happens when you mess with things they way they already are and shouldn't be messed with??

Karen S. said...

Great way to go, right off the cuff! Very cool!

Bonnie said...

"Dr. Schwarzenstein"? Heh heh heh.

Did he say, "I'll be back?"

knightsheart said...

Very funny Sci Fi. I enjoyed it.

rmannell said...

After seeing the movies, will they ever learn? :) More meddling with DNA and he learns the hard way. Great slant on the prompt.

Jenny said...

I like your free fall here!

It was an amazing flight...and I loved that you let us tag along!

What a fabulous imagination you have!

If it's the overalls let me know! I'm gonna buy some for me!

Anna said...

Well done!

I worked with and without a net in my Part One and Part Two.

Best wishes,

Anna's SC wk 69 'Surprise, I'm pregnant - Part One'
Anna's SC wk 69 'Surprise, I'm pregnant - Part Two'