James Le Lacheur @JamesLeLacheur

Coelac*nt, a FISH story by @JamesLeLacheur

Reposted from here. 1938. Indonesian Archipelago. Tim swam furiously. This was bad. Reaching Coelacanth High Command he rapped on the door with a lobey fin, leaving it there for support while he gasped for breath. “Enter!” came the gravelly response. Less a voice and more a rumble of tectonic plates. Tim did so, seawater still

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Pitch Pitch, a PITCH story by @jameslelacheur

Reposted from here. I trudged through the mist. White lines criss-crossed before me while dew-tipped grass blades slithered over my shoes, the heels of which sank an inch or so into the soft earth with every step (I’d been told it would be wise to make use of my feminine wiles – what few of

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Reshuffle, a CABINET story by @JamesLeLacheur

Reposted from here. The Prime Minister strode down the corridors of Whitehall, advisors in tow. His neatly cropped beard twitched triumphantly, his eyes steely with resolve. “Congratulations on your victory, Prime Minister!” said an intern before being swallowed up by his entourage. The PM continued to walk with purpose. His head advisor drew level with

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Telephone, a TELEPHONE tale by @JamesLeLacheur

“Watson, come here, I want you,” said Bell wistfully. He had been daydreaming and spoke, quite by accident, to the wall that separated his and Watson’s rooms. The mouthpiece on his desk had other ideas, however, and had transmitted his absent-brained plea straight to the ears of his colleague, who started, then leapt to his

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Resurrect – A RESURRECT story by @JamesLeLacheur

In the year 2000, the last Pyrenean ibex died, crushed by a falling tree. Nine years later, scientists successfully brought it back to life via cloning. A landmark in biology: the first extinct taxon to be raised from the dead. Alas, no sooner had they achieved this remarkable feat than the fruit of their labour

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