25 August 2010

The bugs shall inherit the earth

devyani borade - verbolatry - the bugs shall inherit the earth - a world of their own
“Oh, hello. Have you only just arrived?”

Her voice was musical, the enunciation perfect with the vowels flowing like honey oozing from a squeeze-easy bottle. The pretty young thing fluttered her eyelashes coyly and stood taking in the newcomer’s appearance with the frank curiosity of a scientist on the verge of discovering a new disease.

Before the newcomer could reply, he heard an agonised yell nearby. A heavy body crashed through the dense silicon-copper-resin foliage and landed with a loud plop! at his feet. This recent arrival, with his big head, a rotund middle and long white beard...

Read the full story in the August 2010 anthology A World Of Their Own


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3935 words Humour/Fantasy/Science Fiction
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"Thanks for an interesting story such as this. As a software engineer by day, I enjoyed the comparisons with Newton's laws."
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"This was a fun and light-hearted fantasy piece about personified computer bugs"
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