Because turnabout is fair play, this week we will write stories about Tracy Fabre. Lying about Tracy is strongly encouraged. We'll steal opening lines from authors who've had good luck with them.
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like just so long as it is 100 words or less. Choose one of the following for the opening line of your story. You don't need to count this line in your word count.
- Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women. From Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
- "Take my camel, dear," From The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay
- In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. From The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- The drought had lasted now for ten million years, and the reign of the terrible lizards had long since ended. From 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.
- I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. From I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mad Science and Tracy- Part 3
“Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I've come to learn, is women.”
I look at Igor like he’s lost his mind. “Can the commentary and check the gas valves. The anaesthetic has to knock out the cops, Tracy, everybody.”
We make our final adjustments, put on our gas masks and open the canister valves. Within in minutes bodies drop like flies, fast asleep. All but Tracy; she staggers around, making odd noises.
“Here,” I pick up the trank gun and hand Igor a plate of chocolate covered insects, “lure her out.”
Igor runs screaming, insects flying, but I take Tracy down. We load her into the cryo-chamber and head for the lab.