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December 14, 2007

Stacy: Biological Imperative

It slides through the pipes, seeking warmth, the heat of living things. It leaves a trail of viscous slime behind, a warning of its presence were there any to see.

It has been without a host for some time, a time of pain and cold. It needs the warmth and life of organisms to thrive, to multiply. And it needs to multiply. That drive is a rippling pain across its primitive nervous system. Feed, grow, divide.

It stops as a warm draft crosses its path. Faintly, from above, “Mooom, where’s the toothpaste?”

It slides up the pipe, towards the warmth.

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Thanks for giving me something slimy to write about, Stacy!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at December 14, 2007 3:56 PM · Permalink

I know it was a crappy theme, but that's what you get when the assigned poster doesn't bother to enter one and I have to do it at midnight.

Posted by: Stacy at December 15, 2007 1:15 PM · Permalink

Nah. The theme was fine. I was just drawing a blank until I discovered I could glom onto your story.

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at December 15, 2007 4:09 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!