The Thing


photo prompt@Ted Strutz

“We must send a picture of this immediately!” stated Zing. “This is important. Our scientists must analyze it.”

Zang paced with care around it, gingerly touching now and then and watching the wheels spin to nowhere. “I don’t think it does anything,”  he said.

“Oh, it must!  See how the smaller discs sparkle  and pulse. It’s probably recording us!  We should hide!” Zing was terrified.

Zang shrugged. “But it can’t GO anywhere! If it is transmitting our voices or images, whoever receives it  will see only Earth children looking at an odd structure. I don’t think it’s harmful.”

Zing trembled.



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