PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
“Zing, look! That machine is like a spaceship, but they forgot to close the cover! And each of those buckets has small human—children?–trapped in it. Listen to them scream! We should help them!”
“Zang, you’re always so impulsive. Just wait. We need to do good recon. Look, nothing happens–they just go around and around. ”
“I wonder why? Maybe they are training the children for space flight.”
“Maybe. It’s not a very good system, though.”
The machine slowed to a stop, and the children dismounted. They laughed and chattered their way to the next ride.