Trifecta: Week Seventy Six ~ The Vertical challenge

The short man married a very tall woman.  He did it to improve his blood line.  Nobody in his family was more than 5 ft tall and nobody in his wife’s family was less than 6 ft.

In due time he had a son and daughter who grew up to be as tall as their mother.

The midget people were glad that the vertical challenge had been overcome.  Their wives would have been equally happy if they had been alive.

One day when the son was just 49, his heart ceded.

The man who was 63 and his father who was 84 were shocked as the youngest man to die in their family had lived for a healthy 93 years.

The many height genes had masked the expression of recessive Methuselah gene.

 words ~ 132

23 thoughts on “Trifecta: Week Seventy Six ~ The Vertical challenge

    • Yes it is and the detection of Methuselah gene has fired the imagination of science geeks. Finally it is the same as alchemy – search for the elixir of life and philosophers stone.

      Thanks for the interest 🙂

  1. I suppose we should all be careful what we wish for, shouldn’t we? Very good and original use of the prompt. Well-written and concise. Good work. 🙂

  2. Ah,a;ll that shines is not gold,eh?Reminds of the joke about Bernard Shaw- “Once a beautiful woman asked Shaw, ‘Sir, imagine if both of us get married, our children get my beauty and your brain’.
    Then Shaw replied, ‘But, what if they get my beauty and your brain’.,lol!Good one YS!

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