(Photo Credit: Crispina Kemp)
Frosty couldn’t have known that he was genetically engineered; the boisterous children who named him so didn’t realise he was genetically manipulated, the breeding centre which housed him couldn’t care less whether he was transgenic or bio-technology derived. The shining innocence of the kids and the startling indifference of Science both used Frosty to serve two totally contrasting purposes. Purposes driven by conflicting motives.
While Frosty’s creators were waxing eloquent about their achievements, the masters of modern technology failed to inform Frosty as to whether they had adhered – in both letter and spirit – to the Guidelines on genetically engineered animals used in Science. Frosty was the poster boy of social media. But neither the filters on Instagram nor the frenzy on Facebook told his real story.
A story of deceit and diffidence which made Frosty unable to stand or sleep for more than an hour a day.
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Written as part of the Crimson’s Creative Challenge #11 More details regarding this challenge may be found HERE.