Write a story about a scientist.
Posted in Science Fiction on Mar 11, 2022
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“Spider Silk” by Deidra Whitt Lovegren
“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” My sister Lizz holds up the book she is reading to her 3rd grade science class. The eight-year-old students go wide-eyed at seeing a picture of little Fern attempting to wrestle away an ax from her father. He has planned to kill a newborn pig, the runt of the litter. Holy shit, I think. Charlotte's Web is brutal. I remember loving the book from my childhood, but now, as an adult? I had forgotten how unsparing E.B. White is with his charming tale about a pig and a...
“Breakthrough” by Graham Kinross
The first thing I saw in the drone feed was the gun in his hand. The first thing I heard was the sound of screaming around him. Behind him were the glass walls of offices. His face was colder than the glass. His blue eyes were artic ice in the dead of winter. His smile was murder with a capital M. “Jake? Where are you?” ...
“To Whom It May Concern” by Zack Powell
June 12, 2100To whom it may concern,My family is no longer dead. That, of course, is a subjective word: "dead." In my heart, they've always been alive, always been with me, though I do acknowledge the facts: that their spacecraft collided with a wayward asteroid last summer, that they flared up like a Roman candle in the night sky, burning brighter than the constellations surrounding them. I suppose some people might call that death; I am not one of them.The package arrived two days la...
“Laura's Bee Diary” by Michał Przywara
Dear diary. It’s Laura. I’m sorry I swore. I wasn’t yelling at you, I was just a little… stressed. It’s been a stressful month as you know, and I’m getting a little tired of being surrounded by all these phonies and cowards and stressful people. It’s like nobody even knows what principles are anymore. I’m probably still going to murder Tony – I can’t believe he broke up with me – but don’t...
“Bark In Time 🐕⏱” by PJ Aitken
“Okay this is it, old girl. Ready?”Mollie licked her nose making sure it was wet enough, shook her shaggy head at her best friend in the whole world, to bravely say in her poochy way that she was ready. This was what she was born to do and had spent years learning to understand her master’s demands and perfect the mission she was about to carry out. What started as sit, talk and stay soon evolved into pick up, open, count and then in recent months she learnt to write. Well, as much as a dog can manage with a pen in her mouth. It wa...
“The Breakthrough” by Clark Graham
A beaker of blue liquid bubbled as it sat on the counter; a flask of red liquid spewed out smoke every few minutes. Tubes and vials lined one whole wall of Tyan’s laboratory. All those who visited were impressed. It was all for show. He had rigged up an air tube to make the blue liquid bubble and a smoke generator created the effect for the red liquid. He needed the donations. He wanted people to believe he was on the ve...
“Metronome” by Prithviraj Suryawanshi
The metallic air, along with the stench of runoff coolants, wafting up from the street through the rain smelled so acerbic that it made Leta imagine her nose hairs curling inward as she inhaled it, her stomach churning at the thought of it. She quickened her pace when she tasted bile at the tip of her tongue. She walked with her eyes downcast, trying to discourage any phantoms that might want to talk to her. How does anyone live here!Of course, the scant few who lived on Metronome were either used to it or were ...
“Albert” by Greg Gillis
Albert Finley was born with what the medical professionals referred to as, “Macrocephaly,” or an overly large head. Doctors warned Albert’s parents that this condition most often led to complications later in life, so they should prepare themselves. His parents chose the name, Albert, after the world-renowned physicist, Albert Einstein, a role model for Albert...
“The Price of Science” by Riel Rosehill
The few words I typed up stare at me from the screen, my hands hovering above the keyboard, whilst I’m mindlessly tapping it with my claws. I’ve gathered all the data, all I need to do is write. “Humanity: The Ethics of Earth’s Most Invasive Species An essay by Dr Scaly Greene Sources: The Official Interstellar Data Collection Log of Inhabited Planets vol. 69 (focusing on ...
“The Botanist” by Hannah P. Simmons
The Conservatory glittered atop the crest of the only hill in Fallsfell like a glass castle, its gables and spires framed in bronze that once blazed with rich amber tones. Now, their aged fittings looked like the work of a fae artisan, as if the latches that time had tinted with robin’s egg blue might have guarded the bower of Titania. If you listened closely on midsummer night, I imagine you might faintly hear the admonitions of Moth and Mustardseed, whispering “Come not near… come not near our fairy queen.”But one man di...
“Entry Prohibited” by Douglas Wright
The helicopter’s blades thup-thup-thupped steadily as the small yellow machine flew low over the forest. The morning sun gave a coniferous green glow to the trees that spread in all directions like a bristly shag rug. Beside the pilot sat a young geologist in new blue overalls and fresh leather ...
“And Counting . . . .” by Lavonne H.
“I always wanted to be a scientist. Ever since I was six years old. I was a precocious reader and had read Childcraft, Volume 11, “Scientists and Inventors” so many times, I had it memorized by six and a half years,” Cynthia (never ‘Cindy’) Abigail Black was telling her therapist. “I would be just like Marie Currie and work with my husband on breakthrough research. It would be so romantic to create new chemicals with a brilliant man.“Then I read about the Radium Girls and decided that chemistry was not as attractive a field as I fi...
“The Scientist's Daughter” by L.C. Schäfer
Themes included that may be considered sensitive: birth trauma, grave-robbing/body snatching, mild gore.Note: I have taken a minor character from another story I wrote and used her perspective to write this one. While this story was written especially for Reedsy following the prompt, the themes and ideas are echoed in the other story. Thank you for the prompt! It has been really enjoyable to explore the perspective and backstory of a minor character!My father was a scie...
“Athberta” by Minerva Noiropp
Athena poured over the data she had received from NASA. For the last 5 years, she had been receiving daily emails from a special NASA astrophysicist, Albert, who gave her detailed readings from a magnetometer. The objects of these magnetometers were the magnetic fields of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, along with the constellations of the 12 major star signs. Athena was a Vedic ...
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