Photo Challenge #370

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It had been left on the laboratory steps with a scrawled note ‘ Grow me.’
They watched as the seed developed.
First it extended tendrils and they thought it was a bean of some kind, but in the heat its growth escalated and within a month it was larger than any vegetable they had ever encountered.
It began to take the shape of a human form, the green skin texture hard and crisp.
The scientists began to get excited, though some had reservations and grew twitchy.
In two months, it was the size of a man, full grown, but bent double, his arms dangling at ninety degrees to his knees.
It was in the tenth week that it began to unfold. It stood tall and erect, eyes closed, but alert and seemingly aware of its surroundings.
The head pivoted seamlessly in a full arc and it walked towards the enclosure glass.
The eyes snapped open, the glass melted under their rays and it reached out to the lone guard on duty.
In panic, he drew his weapon, and shot it.
As it fell, a single word escaped its jellied lips……….. ‘Father?’

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Photo Challenge #370

  1. murisopsis says:

    I am totally unnerved! This is just the kind of horror movie beginning that makes me get up and leave! I just can’t handle the fear!

  2. Great story. Such a strange image, it’s easy to see why you went there. Well done.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! How sad 😳🥺

  4. Nice job Di. It is fun to see where others went with the picture.

  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Sad but Brilliant!!!!!!

  6. Lorraine says:

    Good piece of sci fi horror. I can see Hollywood knocking on your blog “door!”

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