Genetically modified

Prompt  ….

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Homo sapiens finally lost. However, thanks to genetic engineering, they shall live on as Homo Eichorniablatta.

The new breed of humans was engineered using genes of three super pests – water-hyacinth (Eichornia), roaches and the last species of human beings. The super breed is highly intelligent. It never falls sick and does not need specially grown foods. Moreover, it cannot be destroyed by any known means.

While roaches and humans have long been present across all the continents, the water-hyacinth has been introduced to many ecosystems by the past empire builders from this very greenhouse.

Words ~ 96


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



25 thoughts on “Genetically modified

  1. Great take, I’ve always liked the idea of humans as pests like any other. Once saw a headline that made me think. “Rats at Plague proportions in London, nearly as many rats as people.” If the number of rats puts them at plague level and there are more humans than rats, my simplistic conclusion is that humans are at plague proportions too

    • Thank you.
      If we consider it from a perspective of Earth’s habitability – the human race is a pest. For more – Gaia hypothesis by James Lovelock.
      I like the example of rats and plague … there is a definite role of human activity in historical pandemics of plague. During the middle ages, plague infected corpses were flung over castle walls using catapults.
      Appreciate your interest and comment.

  2. Oh my gosh. I don’t think I want to see what those ‘super beings’ look like. They’re no doubt durable if a combination of those three things, but good looking, probably not. Good writing, Yarnspinner and a clever use of the prompt. 🙂 — Suzanne

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