2. Invisible Factories (Genetically Modified); Today the lab, tomorrow the world

“The King and Queen of Fairyland sat in their chosen bower beneath entwining lilies and roses, in whose cups blithe fairies wantoned, and whose leaves were sprinkled with the misty spray of a fountain which threw up its arrowy jets by the monarch’s side. The full moon, rising from behind a mountain in the background, threw its soft effulgence over part of the scene and over the figures of the fairies, and sparkled in the upspringing water of the fountain, while deep shadow gave mys­tery and solemn grandeur to all the rest. Over the King’s head a will-with-the-wisp, becom­ing constant for the time, had settled in something like the form of a star, and gave his light to make more evident to the King the charms of his companion.”

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Jeff was startled to realize that while he gazed at his luscious high school lab partner, who was sitting next to him, the words of Oberon and Titania were playing in his mind.

He quickly cleared his head of wanton thoughts and concentrated on the work at hand.

Jeff was beginning to realize his destiny; even though he could not see it clearly. It was a misty horizon, one that beckoned without clarity.

The first step on his journey to destiny had begun.

 

TOMORROW:   3. The Journey

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About Waldo "Wally" Tomosky

I am proud of my work life (not the jobs, just the work).  Bait monger  Lawn mower  Paper boy  Windshield cleaner in a drive-in theater (if you don't know what a drive-in theater is there is no sense in you reading any farther)  Snack shack janitor in a drive in theater (ditto for drive-in theater)  Milling machine clean-up boy in a tool and die shop  Plastic injection press operator  Centurion in the US Army  Factory hand  Apprentice boy  Tool and die maker  Software user manual writer  Computer programmer  Ex-patriate par excellence  Engineering manager  Software test manager  Retiree  University administrator  System analyst  Retiree (2nd try)  Licensed amateur paleontologist  Retiree (3rd try)  Shovel bum (archaeology)  Retiree (4th try)  Delivery driver  Retiree (5th try)  Graduate student (skipped AA and BA due to the level of difficulty)  Retiree (finally got the drift of it) I have been writing for fourteen years and have fifteen books on Amazon/Kindle. Some horror, some twisted, some experimental, some essay and a few historical. I think that now I will really, really, really retire and just write. Lets see if I can do retirement correctly this time!
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