Finding Food and Water in the Laboratory

“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, or more violent. It takes a touch of genius- and a lot of courage- to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

This is just what your soon-to-be ex mad inventor husband says right before he shrinks you down to the size of a split pea with his new ray gun invention. You’re still getting over the shock as he scoops you up and puts you in the pocket of his lab coat. Luckily, you were the practical one in this marriage, so you use the scissors in your purse to cut a hole in his pocket and escape before you find out (the hard way) about his other latest inventions. It was also lucky that he wasn’t moving around a lot while you climbed down the threads of his lab coat, it was a long drop to the floor.

So now you’re living in the world of dust bunnies, at least it shouldn’t be permanent. None of his inventions every worked THAT well. Just remembering his idea of the better dishwasher makes you tighten your hands into fists, all that broken glass and china and him insisting that he just needs to get out the bugs. After that he invented eldercare cybernurse. At least it was his own Mother he tested that on. The police finally tracked her down a year later, alive but more confused than ever. On the plus side, his shrink ray gun only seems to have effected your size, not your mind.

First, you need to find a place where you are safe from being stepped on or attacked by that beady-eyed cockroach you see slithering around in the corner. Things sure are a lot bigger from this angle. It takes a lot of doing but you find a long lost tea cup under his desk. Luckily it wasn’t too hard to roll it over and make it tip back onto it’s saucer. Kind of an upside down UFO. There is just enough room for you to push yourself inside under the rim. Not enough room for the cockroach to do anything but bump into it. So now you’re safe, for awhile. A glass of water would be nice.

How do you find food and water when you’re the size of a split pea and have to avoid dust bunnies, spiderwebs, cobwebs and other creatures of the shadowy realms of the dusty laboratory?

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