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“Have you thought through every contingency in this whole hallucinatory shrinking experiment?”

“Didn’t you feel the charge go through your body when I hit the switch?”

“Of course I did! I am askew… with the breath knocked out of me… against the wall… just like you.”

“Well, look up. Either our laboratory has grown immensely… or…”

“All the blinking lights…It looks like a Christmas display.”

“The world will never doubt me again! This is a breakthrough that will revolutionize Nano-technology. The world will never look at me the same again!”

“I think that might be right, sir…. I think that we still might have one itsy-bitsy problem.”

“Don’t be such a Sour Sally, Sidney. Can’t you let us rest on our laurels for at least a few minutes?”

“Do you think we can use our laurels to climb back up and hit the switch again? … Sir?”


Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Requirements: Using the photo prompt provided, create a 100-150 word flash story.


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