Scientific Findings


A crack like a gunshot pierced the frozen air and the ice broke.   The entire team of scientists stared with confusion, for none had gone near the ice sheet, nor had they seen anything – human or otherwise wander out upon the ice.  But it has split nonetheless, and their estimates were that the sheet had been at least seven centimeters thick.

“What in the world was that?” Murphy exclaimed.

“Maybe, its just warming?” Andersen volunteered.

“Can’t be that,” Bennington said, checking her readings. “It’s actually gotten three degrees colder in the last hour.”

As they watched the ice begin to settle, a huge reptilian head atop a long neg emerged through the split.

“Nessy? In Canada?” Murphy questioned aloud.

“Can’t be,” Andersen observed.

“Well we need some sort of explanation,” Bennington said.  “The disruption has spiked all of our readings.”

“Our reputations are on the line here,” Murphy reminded them.

“Umm, Polar bear fell through the ice?” Andersen offered.

“Yes, that must have been it,” Bennington agreed.

“Poor creature,” Murphy said, and proceeded to record the demise of the bear into his notebook.”


First Line Friday: December 6th, 2019


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