In the compound on the hill, lives a man with a dream. A dream that one day war will be eliminated and famine eradicated. Chester Duffy imagined a single device rendering the world good and pure for all humanity.
He shut down a system and removed a dollop of a strange green substance. He placed it in the device, added another subsystem, then sprinkled exotic particles over it. Carefully, he placed the lid on top. and stepped back.
Steam rose from the device as his team of specialists watched it with him. “Do you really think you’ve done it?” said Natty.
“I hope so,” said Chester, nervously wiping his hands on his apron. “We’ll have to test it.”
“I’m concerned,” said Marco, Chester’s chief assistant.
“You don’t think it’ll work?”
“Perhaps,” said Marco. “Will a lamb & beef hamburger with guacamole, sunny-side up egg, and mango salsa really save the world? I just don’t know. We may need to add pimento.”
Each week starting on Monday, it’s time to finish the story. The week, the opening sentence is, “In the compound on the hill, lives a man with a dream.” The photo above is this week’s media prompt. Look here for more stories based upon the prompts: http://mondaysfinishthestory.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/mondays-finish-the-story-december-1st-2014/