Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Drabble: A New Friend

A New Friend

“Well,” said the doctor, “it doesn’t look good.”

I must have let out an audible gasp, because he immediately backpedalled. “I don’t mean to say it’s bad. Just a slightly... rare case.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, first the good. The tumor isn’t malignant.”

“Then what’s so bad?”

“Well, we can’t remove it.”

“Why the hell not?”

“Well, it’s something we haven’t seen before. Your tumor is made of differentiated and structured neural tissue.”


“Well, there’s a chance it might be self-aware. Not at a human level, but it’d still be inhumane to kill it.”

“Is that so.”

1 comment:

momfox said...

If you combine this one with the guy with the monster on his back, that would be cool for your podcasts.