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Gas: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Extra bonus story for January, a micro-fiction: under 100 words (99 to be exact). Easy to read between tasks. Enjoy.


Timmy tugged on his dad’s trousers. “Dad, my teacher said gas is bad for the Earth. Is it?”

“Well, it does pollute the air. Exhaust belching from tailpipes—”

“No, I mean like, stuff in the air, gas.”

He nodded. “The air is full of gases like hydrogen, nitrogen, oxy—”

“No, Dad. I released some gas. Did I destroy the Earth! I’ve gotta know!”

“Ah…well, I doubt it. Flavored it a bit, maybe, but I think Mother Earth will handle it fine.”

Timmy breathed deeper. “That’s good. We can turn the stove off when we get home then.”

About R. L. Copple
R. L. Copple enjoys a good cup of coffee and a fun story. These two realities and inspiration from the likes of Lester Del Ray, J. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, among others, caused him to write his own science fiction and fantasy stories to increase the fun in the world and to share his fresh perspective.
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