First, we modified the spiders' diets to increase the strength of their webbing. Then we modified their genetics to make them larger, increasing their output and making the process scalable. Even after the genetic manipulation, we bred them selectively for the best silk output.
There was some outcry, and half-joking articles about the engineered spider apocalypse. The necessary precautions were taken, until they weren't. The giant spiders, having no predators and so many advantages, thrived in the wild, resulting in ecological havoc.
But I'm rambling. Welcome to Spinneret's. Can I start you with some spicy thorax bites this evening?
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A drabble is a very short story one hundred words long. No more, no less. They are designed for maximum impact in the least amount of space. For 2019, I'll be posting a drabble every day.