Below is a 100-word story for Friday Fictioneers. This week’s photo prompt is courtesy of ©Douglas M MacIlroy.
To find out how to get involved, click here.
To read other stories from the great range of contributors, click here.
An Ill Wind
Hanns watched the news report on his computer in the polar research institute. He was disgusted by the scientists in the television studio who were so busy congratulating themselves for bringing the woolly mammoth back from extinction that they seemed to have forgotten how much destruction humans caused.
Hanns had collected and stored much from the melting ice, not only DNA samples of mammoths and other animals but also previously unrecorded viruses and bacteria, the potential of which made his blood run cold.
Outside the research institute, a chill wind swirled and flexed its icy fingers over continents.