Scientific Fantasies (Wattys2015)
[CAMPNANOWRIMO 2015. VERY ROUGH FIRST DRAFT. EXPECT ERRORS]
When eighteen-year old scientist Natalia O’Rourke accepted a mysterious job interview as lab assistant, she wasn’t expecting the top secret facility. Nor the strangeness of her new boss, the enigmatic — not to mention surely mad — Professor Ingvar Alkaev. She definitely wasn’t expecting to find that her new job is what had long been her dream. She had given up on that when her mother had died.
Two years down the track, she is a fully fledged scientist in her own right, running her own experiments and research. And this time, nothing was going to stop her, not even the experiment she was running.
Known only as experiment 7a10n, he is the oldest experiment made by the professor. Used to perfect the testing procedures, he is now Dr O’Rourke’s charge. But nineteen years of being a test subject has almost broken him. What Natalia expects — a placid, obedient specimen — is not at all what she will get.
He has bided his time long enough.
With the arrival of the much younger experiment known as 8e11a, the race is on to escape — and do it alive.
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