By Mortimer Jackson
Oh. Hello there. I didn’t see you come inside. Where did you come from?
Wait. Never mind. I don’t know why I even asked. There are cracks all over this facility (or what’s left of it). You could have come from anywhere, couldn’t you? Plus, you’re a mouse. And mice don’t talk. At least, I don’t think so.
Wait. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Come back.
There. Now you can’t go anywhere. It’s just you, and me. I hope you don’t feel bad. I hope you don’t take it the wrong way. I’m not mad at you. In fact, quite the contrary. I, and science, owe you a debt of gratitude. Why, without your help, I would never have known there was a hole back there. You helped me fix it, and now you have done your part in advancing science.