“Through the Microscope” / Memorable Fancies #710

Through the microscope I examined a few drops of pond scum. There was life, moving at odd angles, mindlessly flagellating their way across my vision. But then into my sight swam a vicious tiny monster. It was chasing and eating the others. Excitedly, I followed its adventures. I prayed that I would become, like it, the monster, the conqueror of my world. Gradually I became smaller, and smaller yet. I sought out a pond swarming with life. It had a monster. It wasn’t me.

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