Six Sentence Sunday – Gotta have that look 8

Thanks very much to the mods at Six Sentence Sunday for keeping order in the list, week after week. I’m glad if you’ve been enjoying my little story about teenage science fiction and genetic treatments to look good…

First Six. Second Six. Third Six. Fourth Six. Fifth Six. Sixth Six.
Seventh Six.

“I’m sorry, I tried every green-eye variant that we’ve got in the state. You’ve got an overactive genetic defense mechanism on your P2BKY-3 receptor, and -you’re allergic to green eyes. You’d be miserable until well after the color faded. I’ve got a call out, there might be somebody who’s got a new green sequence ready to go that we can get shipped in.”

“No, you don’t understand!” I exclaimed. “I can deal with… with a runny nose and itchy eyes, or whatever the allergy symptoms are.”

I’d love it very much if you told me what you thought. (Sorry, out of cookies this week.)

5 Responses to Six Sentence Sunday – Gotta have that look 8

  1. Ha! Even int he future, we are to willing to suffer for vanity. 😉 Nice snippet! The technology is fun and sounds believable. 🙂


  2. It’s terrifying what we’re willing to put up with for appearances, what stock we put into appearances. And you portray that desperation chillingly well. Quite enjoyed this.


  3. Why do I get the impression the symptoms may be worse than a runny nose? 😉 Very nice description and sounds true to someone wanting to make changes.

    (P.S. – My friend posted MaboutM choc chip cookie page to his facebook page last night. Thanks for link!)


  4. Kate Warren says:

    The allergy could be far more serious than just being miserable for a while. He could be as allergic to green eyes as some people are to peanuts. This is about a girl, right? It’s not worth it, kid! Find someone who loves you for your real eye-color. Wow, that seems strange as advice goes.


  5. Silver says:

    No matter the “star date”, teens still want to fit in with the cool kids, no mater what. A chilling six and very well written.


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