“The thing is, you’ll never know the difference. Probably. Make sure you stay very still, don’t flinch.”
The theory was refuted, but he stood by the results. It was sprawling, dotted with brilliant radioactivity.
“Every experiment was a failure except for you. Only you. You are my favorite.”
“At a cellular level we’re changing. Have you noticed?” She looked out over the water, a bit melancholy.
Whenever the bell rang, he leaned forward, jaw unhinging like a snake.
The magic elixir worked immediately, he disregarded the warnings about swelling and soul stealing.
He wouldn’t describe them as superpowers, they seemed to be more like surges, eruptions, spasms.
When he woke up the next morning, he discovered it had only grown larger.
When the doctor arrived they hurriedly placed the chicken feet, rose of jericho, figurines, and candles back into the cabinet.
His transformation was almost complete. Getting the spacesuit on without bones would be difficult.
Was she the last one to have avoided The Change? She searched their faces for any signs of remaining humanity.
Twelve wires were necessary, each attached to a metal input on the skull.