Dismayed, I looked at the destruction. My plasma lamp had exploded, sending arcs of electricity across my bedroom, striking my meteor rock collection in a succession of flashes.

Three were completely shattered. I couldn’t bear the idea of throwing them away, so deposited the whole lot into a jar.

I forgot about it for a couple of days and was startled to see a strange fluorescent moss-like growth over the meteor rock remains. Luminescent green worms wriggled, one split in two before my eyes. Mitosis?

This could be the best science-fair project ever. My own alien microcosmos in a jar!

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
5 months ago

Can’t say that I am excited about the alien microcosmos.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
5 months ago

I’m not a massive science fiction fan Carrie but I loved this. I pictured a mad scientist in the making!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
5 months ago

Hello, Carrie. I love it. But your alien microcosmos wants my imagination to scream out of fear. I hated worms so much.

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
5 months ago

Carrie, I’m sure it would be a fascinating experiment, but I’m not so sure I would like to run into alien microcosmos worms any time soon! I enjoyed reading this.

Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
5 months ago

This is a fantastic sci-fi story! I like the idea of alien worms, I love how unique this story is. Great writing, Carrie.

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