A Scientific Experiment

“I’ve never been so big on scifi. This is as sciency as it gets – well most of the time anyway.”

I wrote this story in answer to the following prompt:
Friday Fictioneers – Write a 100-word piece based on the Photo Prompt image above by © Douglas M. MacIlroy 

A Scientific Experiment

They work within a sea of metal
Scientists testing worldly theories
While fabricators hammer and fettle
See the test tubes aligned in series

The machine begins to whir
A terrifying hum sets the air a shimmer
A ball of colours spins and blurs
Hope rises from the photonic glimmer

So, begins the energy transmission
The device screams with intensity
Scientists witness nuclear fission
They applaud the magnetic density

Shocking sparks begin to fly
An explosion leaves them floored
Heads shake; what happened and why
Oh well, back to the drawing board

Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry Corner, Poetry Nook, and the Short Story Collection

Have a great day!

51 thoughts on “A Scientific Experiment

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    1. Hi, Courtney,
      Thank you. I think I’ve done two as poetry for FF. For other prompts I often try a poem. I have two whole pages worth of poems on my site. I did a whole short story of several pages poetically once too. It’s nice to try diffeent ways of writing isn’t it.


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