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Part of my Lincoln libraryHe was always looking up in the world. The sky was the limit. At least he imagined what he saw was the sky, the bright cracks glimpsed through the tall fronds stretching above him in every direction. Not that he had much time to think about it. Always busy, he worked 24 hours a day while that lazy queen sat around and gorged. But that was about to change; the author was here to write his biography. No longer just one of millions of tired workers in the nest; soon he would be the star of An Ant’s Life!

[Response to the Microfiction prompt. Write a 100 word or less story or poem about the following: You have been hired to write an unusual biography. Tell me about whom, and why it’s strange.]

David J. Kent is the author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity (Fall River Press) and two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate. His next book is about Thomas Edison, due in Barnes and Noble stores in summer 2016.

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