“This might not even work,” the student said.
“You’re right, and it’ll be years till the serum’s approved for human trials,” the professor replied. His hands rattled on the edge of his wheelchair. “I don’t have that kind of time.”
He grabbed for the syringe and knocked it off the table. The student picked it up.
“Do it,” the professor said.
The student pushed the needle into the professor’s arm and depressed the plunger.
“We’re having Chinese food tomorrow,” the professor said through the tremors. “And I’ll be asking for chopsticks this time.”
If you’re ever looking for a challenge, try eating Jell-o with chopsticks. Anyway…Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.
I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer. The weekly photo that inspired this story is below: