The Cursed Child
The Cursed Child4 mins 165 4 mins 165
I was known as ‘the gifted child’ when I was born. While many people called it a gift I only see my ability to solve anything as a curse. Being the brainy kid I was, my desires were on the other side of life with girls. Any dumb kid could tell you that nerds don’t go well with girls. At least not for me. But hey after twenty-seven years of stalking, I too ended up with a girl and also have a kid now. So not too bad right
However, the curiosity in me and my nerdy brain had no space for married life.
My experiment failed miserably again and got me into trouble. Instead of injecting 2ml of the shrinking solution, I accidentally injected 5ml and now I’m shorter than a dwarf. I am about the height of an average teddy bear. What’s hilarious is that my wife recently bought a carved look-alike toy of me of the same height. A toy that my blind dog loves. So you know my concern now. Not only am I starving, but I can also be thrown around the house by my Doberman.
I quickly ran towards the kitchen to first fill my tummy as I did not have anything since morning. After running for about a minute I reached the kitchen when my five-year-old daughter mistook me for the look-alike doll of mine and caught me. She went straight to her room, kept me safe in her trunk and closed it. I was proud that my daughter is careful with her toys and is disciplined but also worried about my situation. To my surprise, my dog suddenly approached the trunk. I guess he must have sensed my body odour. After multiple tries of opening the trunk, my dog succeeded in it. I was in a dilemma of whether I should risk myself getting rag-dolled everywhere or hide in the trunk and escape when my daughter opens it next. A voice was heard in my head
“What if she opens after a week?”
My stomach responded with a grumble. When my dog opened the trunk I jumped out of other toys and unknowingly scared him in the process. Instead of licking me he started to growl and bent his knees to an attacking position. I was dumbfounded and knew there was nothing I could do to save myself and waited for the long canine teeth to pierce my body in half. He jumped on another toy nearby and started to attack it. I quickly had an idea. I pulled down my pants and started to pee in front of him to which my dog backed up and walked away. I made my way towards the kitchen when my daughter picked me up again. I yelled a huge “sorry” and bit my daughter for which there was no response. I had to bite harder for her to realise the pain after which she released me and started to cry. I wanted to comfort my poor kid but this was my chance. I kissed her on her cheek and ran to the kitchen. Life as a petite person is great when you want to eat. Every meal is unlimited for a petite person and hence the reason to start my research on the formula which brought me here today. With an increase in price and overall demand for food, shrinking people was the only solution I found to reduce deaths related to hunger.
After filling my tummy, I proceeded for my main mission. I entered our master bedroom where my wife was on the computer. To the wife of a scientist who often gets in trouble, I guess this is the end of the road for our marriage. Not that the other parts of marriage were fantabulous. I guess that’s what you get when you marry a random person chosen by Artificial Intelligence.
That was four years back. Today I live a simple life where my inventions and science will no longer interrupt my life with my second wife. At least no interruptions after this last invention where I add animal DNA into humans to increase immunity and increase their physical strength adding natural qualities of that animal in the process.