The challenge is to write a drabble (a 100 word story – give or take five words) based on the theme of “Dust”.
Professor Pulvere stood in front of the rig at the back of his laboratory. He was sweating, the authorities were getting close. Luckily, he had been about to test his invention; so why not on himself? If it worked he’d be transported to a parallel world and would be safe.
He fired up the contraption, a ghostly luminosity filling the air. The sirens were screaming just outside, and so he dived into the shimmering light.
In another lab, immeasurably distant, but just a jump away, a cloud of dust materialised; just in time for the late night janitor to sweep it away.