The Legacy Theory | #OnceUponNow
Brooklyn Li can't see why he should complain when he's one of the youngest bioengineers in the field with his friend Quinn by his side and a well-paying job: producing a new breed of cattle that's enhanced with genes from all sorts of animals, though it's not as easy as it looks. When he finally does perfect the species, he realizes what exactly his boss want from him and his work - and it's not for the food industry like he originally thought. Never had he imagined that his life would be in danger over his research, but he's perfectly willing to do what it takes to make it out alive and fulfill his Legacy Theory, a hypothesis about what makes an imprint on the world.
There's just one problem: Brooklyn has to escape, something that's nearly impossible to do when he's trapped in a fortress of a workplace. Driven by his will to stay alive, he is forced to play all the wrong cards that will leave him with a haunting memory for the rest of his life - if he ends up living.
[ A twist on the myth of the Minotaur / Daedalus for the #OnceUponNow contest. ]
© Kris Luu 2016