The Sentry

“What is THAT?”  Zing’s voice trembled. The thing was three times taller than he was. It had two golden eyes that burned into his soul.

“I don’t know, but I think we should bow,” answered Zang. “You know, show some respect.”

As evening shadows gathered, Zing and Zang gazed up to the face of the thing, wondering what to do next. Without warning, it flared into a globe of light, and a low humming  issued from it.

Zing and Zang trembled. They tried to hide behind each other.

“Wait!” said Zing.  “Listen!”

“You are doing well. Be careful of humans.”



88 thoughts on “The Sentry

    1. You know, I haven’t really even visualized these guys yet. I’m beginning to “see” their personalities, and possibly their physical appearance. But I don’t know if they’re little, green, invisible to humans, or anything else about them. Should be interesting to see how they develop.

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  1. I am visualizing Zing and Zang as two bumbling sleeper cell agents from an alien planet, and the lamppost as their supervisor who has come to take a report from them. I don’t think he’s going to be very happy with what they have to say 🙂

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      1. anie

        Ahhh, this really interesting I would like to know more about this. Why do you think the chef is not satisfied? Hmmm I painted ones two aliencharacter which are really like these two…

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      2. ohhh, hahaha, …so i mean exciting. I just have to laugh, because about 20 times a day I feel like I’m out of this world, as little as I understand. Thank you Granonine for the explanation …. that is indeed very exciting!

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      1. Hmm, I do not really agree, I think. What do they see anyway? Not a human, but the street light? I reject a fundamental skepticism personally, because I do not want to think of an evil purpose.

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      2. The streetlight has become a sentient being. He has some observation or authority over Zing and Zang, and warns them to be careful. They are, after all, not human–and they do not have experience yet, I’m thinking. This is all developing slowly, Anie, and I think it will continue to do so as I use these two characters in upcoming prompts.

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      3. anie

        thank you so much for explaining granonine, this is very kind. Yes of course as you will go on with the two, you have to go slowly…I´m really curious and I like the two…hopefully I will not misss too much over chistmas, because I´ll be not at home and only short times online….

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  2. “I don’t know, but I think we should bow,” answered Zang. “You know, show some respect.”

    I love this line. Not many aliens are shown in a good light. I think Zing and Zang should audition for Doctor Who. They would be great.

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      1. anie

        yeah, you are right!!!! You need thrill??? Well I´m sure it will end in a wonderful ” and they lived happily ever after”…if I were a player, I would bet, but I am not….; )

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