3. Invisible Factories (Genetically Modified); The Journey

“On the last day of the month of Ramadan, in the sixth year of the reign of the Sheik Yahan, Father of the Faithful, a short time before the hour of the second prayer, Ogluf-Khan, chief of the royal guard, entered my chamber, and said :

‘Abdallah, may the order I bring thee be for thy good! Give me thy sabre, and follow me to the Sultan: it is he who sends me.’

I prostrated myself, and having made a brief prayer;

‘Ogluf-Khan,’ I replied, ‘put thy hand upon my head : the Sultan is master of my life; I am his slave.’

I surrendered him my sabre. He preceded me, and I followed.”

Jeff realized that Abdallah had made a horrible error.

The Sultan then said “Present thy neck for thou are going to make a long journey.”

Abdallah made his prayers to the prophet and replied “The journey is long and without return” and with that presented his neck to the Sultan.

It was then that Jeff realized that a return trip must always be planned for; “no one way tickets for me” said Jeff to himself.

The next eight years were a journey into Jeff’s future; BS, MS and Phd. topped off with a nice internship within Big Pharma.


TOMORROW:   4. The Magic Ring


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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