Create a story in 100-words or less using the words glow-in-the-dark, goosebumps, and goodies.
COCKROACH’S GLOWING PROBLEM
By Lori Himmel
Cockroach bumped his glow-in-the-dark carapace on a log.
“No light! Can’t mimic Click Beetle! I’ll be eaten for sure. And on Halloween!”
“Bioluminescence burnout?” asked Firefly.
“No glow? Not safe!” said Railroad Worm, emitting colorful lights.
“Copycat,” grumbled Click Beetle.
Cockroach skittered to the entomologist.
“Golly, goosebumps! Bad case indeed.”
“OH, dread! Will I ever light up the night again, Doc? What’s the cure?”
“Take two bacteria-filled gummies to restore your glow.”
Cockroach glowed as yellow as the full moon.
“Finally safe from predators! Let’s trick-or-treat, Click Beetle!”
Glowing cockroaches mimic the bioluminescent click beetle, whose glow warns predators of its toxicity.
A carapace is a bony case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal.