FFfAW – Cloning

Darian and Slade's work was top secret. Their “secret project” was being conducted in the basement of the “Science of Tomorrow” building. Their project was that of cloning a dinosaur.

After years and years of trials and errors, they finally succeeded in cloning a dinosaur using a crocodile. Sure, they had to clone one of the smaller dinosaurs, but it was a dinosaur, nonetheless.

As it grew, they met the problem of where to house it. Should they continue to hide it? If so, how would they hide it? It may not be an offspring of the largest dinosaur but it wasn't the smallest either.

After wading through months and months of red tape and much ado with the government, Darian and Slade finally opened up a Dinosaur Zoo. The two scientists will continue cloning dinosaurs until they have all the Dinosaurs that have ever roamed this planet.

Their work will be funded by this zoo. Their real challenge will be, keeping dinosaurs from getting into the hands of the public for breeding and resale.



Thank you Yinglan for the great photo prompt this week!

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86 thoughts on “FFfAW – Cloning

  1. Great take PJ. Although, your story has the feeling of the original Jurassic Park. Dinosaurs are wild and many of them Carnivores, so I think the real problem is keeping them in the zoo and visitors not being eaten.

    • I think you are right, Mandi, about keeping people from being eaten. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that – but I didn’t. I think I was thinking more along the lines of the dinosaurs being tame. It may be like the original Jurassic Park but it has been so long since I have seen that movie I had forgotten all about it! LOL!!

    • I would imagine that everyone would want one too (mini dinosaurs- tamed, like dogs). Hahaha! Kind of like so many people wanting a snake or some type of reptile.

  2. Don’t judge me: but it took a while for me to get that this was fiction. I guess that’s a mark of good writing.

    I look forward to more of your posts. Following you now πŸ™‚

  3. Very exciting story. I can picture them in a dinosaur zoo and people wanting to feed them…with dinosaur food, of course. I like to think of them as domesticated and there may even be opportunities for people to ride them….but I would never be one of those people! I can imagine them taking a step further and crossing different breeds of animals….dinosaur dog, dinosaur cat, etc. There could be endless possibilities!

    • LOL! Dinosaur dog or dinosaur cat – I can see that too! Yes, the possibilities are endless. I also see them being domesticated to where people would be able to feed them. Thank you, Jessie!

  4. Geez!!! You have made such an awesome story out of this tough prompt! A “Science of Tomorrow” sounds amazing but creepy. And while people might resale the clones, the clones might eat humans too! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ YAY!

  5. I hope they have a backup generator for their electric fences or it’s all going to go a bit “Jurassic Park”, and we all know how that turned out πŸ™‚

  6. Like others, my first thoughts were “Jurassic Park done right”. The challenge to that story was containment. In yours it’s keeping the animals from falling into the hands of black market breeders.

    Genetic engineering has both fantastic and terrifying possibilities with great moral consequences. Just because we can bring back an extinct species doesn’t necessarily mean we should. What about cloning humans? I love that you brought up this topic, because it’s quickly moving from science fiction to fact and sooner or later we’re going to have to deal with this technology.

    Fun story as always, PJ. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much! I agree with you. Just because we have the technology to do this doesn’t mean that we should. I believe dinosaurs are extinct for a reason.

  7. That’s cute. I was the biggest Jurassic Park fan when I was young.
    Unfortunately, the whole concept is impossible 😦 Even if we could clone dinosaurs, the amount of biomass that needs to be consumed to create a stable population would be the equivalent of feeding several hundred million people, and we can’t even keep the human population all fed..

    • I’m sure you are right Nam, that it would take more food than the earth could provide and feed the people here too. I believe that dinosaurs are extinct for a reason. Thank you for reading my story and for your wonderful comment!

  8. Oh no! Haven’t they ever seen Jurassic Park? Great story. I read in Popular Science that scientist are trying to clone the Wooly Mamoth and to bring back certain species. I think we should just leave well enough alone – the universe will take care of itself.

  9. First I love your name for the building “Science of Tomorrow”…that’s so creative and appropriate!! Next we actually have a Dinosaur Zoo in the next town over. I’ve never been but that’s so funny that you should write that! Perhaps Darian & Slade’s dinosaur was there! hee hee xo

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