NOTE: Zing and Zang are two aliens I created and wrote many stories about for Friday Fictioneers. It’s been a while since I last visited them, and today’s prompt was perfect for bringing them back to life. You can read all the stories, if you wish, by clicking on Zing and Zang Stories in my Categories.
THURSDAY PROMPT: TELEPORT
(especially in science fiction) transport or be transported across space and distance instantly.
“You know, Zang, I was wondering if Linda had finished with us. It’s been a long time since she reported on our activities.”
“Yes, I was wondering the same thing. Thought maybe we’d done something to irritate her. Or maybe Earth People just lost interest. Feels good to be dusted off and useful again.”
“Right. But do you think Earth People understand about teleportation? After all, they look at it as nothing more than science fiction. They have no idea that we’ve been home to Zekon with Zinnia.”
“No, you’re right. I don’t think they get it at all. They’d probably be terrified if they knew how we travel. Odd that they haven’t wondered before now how we manage to be in so many places in such a short period of time.
“And by the way, is there any news from Zinnia?”
“She has a new assignment on the other edge of the galaxy. She always gets stuck shepherding the newbies like us. That has to get old after a while. But she does a good job. She sure helped us!”
“For sure. Hmmmm. Do you remember what she looked like?”
“Are you serious? I can hardly remember what WE look like. We have to change into something else so often that it’s hard to keep up. I was glad to go back home for a while, just so I could stay in my own body while we were there.”
“Yeah, I know what you mean. Human bodies aren’t very comfortable for me. Having only two legs? Awkward! and NO antennae! Honestly, I don’t know how they stay alive as long as they do, with their limited sensory capabilities.”
“Hey, we’d better get busy before Linda decides to call it a day. She won’t have anything to report if we don’t get moving. Where are we headed today?”
“Some place cooler than here, I hope. I don’t know how Earth People survive these infernal temperatures!”