I am SO excited for this prompt. If you write a book based on this prompt, please tell me about it–but I LOVE THIS PROMPT!!
It is another science fiction prompt (next week I’ll do something different, scout’s honor!)
“Scientists recover alien DNA from a meteorite, and bring an alien species to life”
Dr. Diane Morals hunched over the microscope, brown eyes wide as dinner plates as she watched what everyone told her was impossible happen. Mitosis. But not just any simple earth bound organism–she was witnessing mitosis of an alien being.
“Ren,” she yells without moving an inch. “Ren, you have to see this.” It was only then she pressed the buttons that loaded the images onto the labs screen.
Ren, a forty-something Japanese-American with salt and peppered hair inched to Dr. Morals side. He reached out, gently squeezing her shoulder. His fingers pinning down her wavy black hair she normally kept twisted on her head.
“Is that the specimen?” His voice wavered like a think strip of paper on a breeze.
Diane shrugged free of his hold, not liking how the heat from his palm bleed through the fabric of her clothing or having her hair touched at all. She moved to the side of the microscope, a silent gesture to invite him to look through the tube.
“Yes, Dr. Ando,” she said, as formally as she could manage without sounding like the cold snob most of those working in the laboratory thought she was. “Unlike all the other experiments, the introduction of chimpanzee DNA seems to be the right fit.”
All thoughts of how much they disliked each other were forgotten as the ramifications of what they were witnessing sunk in.
They just completed the first ever alien, earth animal hybrid.
Oh! Whatever will they do??
Happy writing! xxoo-A