PHOTO PROMPT © Douglas M. MacIlroy 

Zing and Zang loved technology. They had a deep interest in the projects over which Earth people labored. The projects seemed primitive to them, but they had to admire the dedication Earth’s scientists had for creating their antiquated machines.

“Zang, what do you think this is going to be? It looks to me as if it’s nearly finished.”

“I’m not sure,” said Zang. “Looks as if they’re trying to find ways to bring light into their buildings, but what a complicated way to do it!”

“For sure. I wish we could help them.”

“We can’t.”

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35 thoughts on “Primitives

  1. I love the way you describe a telescope as a way of bringing light into a building. That is of course exactly what it does, and yet it seems an incongruous way of describing it. Which makes it humorous, and gets your story 5 smiles out of 5!

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  2. What a fun Zing and Zang story. Maybe they remember their own history? Surely they didn’t come into existence all smart and full of knowledge…? Giving us a little hint won’t be so bad, we so desperately need it. They can do it to save the planet, no? Please? 😉

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    1. Their job is just to gather information. It’s all they’re authorized to do. I don’t know what kind of trouble they could be headed for if they cross that line. They don’t like to talk to me about that 🙂

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