Laboratory trial ninety-nine: It was bacilliform sample thirty-three. Within hours, the bacteria multiplied unpredictably in petri dishes. Rats fully incubated the “infection” within weeks of birth. No doubts linger, I discovered the source.
This has ramifications of which we never dreamed. Long ago, a few irradiated bacteria, absorbed by a few lucky plants, worked their way into the food chain. The “disease” unleashed itself upon an unsuspecting world. My research is done now.
But there’s hope. You have to keep your sanity. Survival depends on both willpower and perseverance. Do whatever you must to outlast their teenage years.
Deviating from my normal poetry selections, I took a stab at another story snippet.
Using a word (bacilliform) from the Oxford English Dictionary, I attempted this week’s Trifecta Writing Challenge. Aside from the word, the response had to be limited to 99 words. As an extra bonus, I worked in both the number 99 and 33 into the response.