The Little Big Bang
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!