Friday, April 8, 2011


When the reactor exploded in Japan, wind carried the fallout across the ocean. In California, we were terrified.

People on TV, after all, spun nightly horror stories about disastrous effects the incoming radioactive wave might have. Fear seemed only natural.

However, after it hit, when we realized crops, fruits, and vegetables were growing at an accelerated rate, we were overjoyed. The religious spoke of God moving in mysterious ways, and even men of science, baffled though they were, admitted it seemed miraculous.

We had, we thought, solved world hunger. Accidentally!

Then we realized animals were growing at the same rate…

1 comment:

  1. Does that mean twice the hamburger from the same old cow, or do I, an animal, get to be a giant? Because I'm excited for both of those possibilities.