Thursday, May 26, 2016

35. A Golden Chip on Her Shoulder
While her brother and Lori considered their options, and her father drove through the electric fence surrounding a local dairy farm, Tiffany stared at her computer screen.

“What are you reading?” Sheila asked Tiffany. She was sitting beside Tiffany on the living room couch.  

“An article on how hard it will be to cure cancer,” Tiffany said, looking up from her laptop.

Sheila smiled and said, “Maybe you should set your sights a little lower.  Cure something else first.”

“No way, Mom! You should see what they’ve done looking for a cure.  It’s like every time they chip away at cancer, the chip turns into gold.  They got all these super smart people working on it.  Then there’s these other super smart people working on other diseases and problems.  The other people use the cancer researchers’ stuff in all kinds of ways. It’s all ‘cause the cancer researchers keep trying to do the impossible. I’m gonna be one of those people.”

Today I will set my sights high.

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant (c) 2016 by Ken Montrose

Mikey, Repulsive, and Repugnant is a work of fiction.  Any resemblance between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental. 

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