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Read the poster in the pet shop window.

Bob pondered whether this was a good use of technological advances that humanity had made. They should be solving the big issues of the day. Ethically, was it right to genetically engineer animals for human pleasure?

He scratched his beard absently.

He visualised his daughter’s face when he gave her the tiny camel. At seven, she would utterly adore the midget Bactrian.

Bob sighed and got out his wallet.


©DJA 2016

From the Compendium of One Hundred Word Stories

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