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Three Line Tales 6 – Alien

Week 181
photo by Neil Armstrong (via History in HD on Unsplash)

Tim was just about to nod off into oblivion when Mrs. Lu, their usually uninspired science professor, brought out a photo of the alleged alien species that was photographed millions of light years ago on some primitive planetary system in some faraway galaxy that had yet to learn the wonders of a synthetic sun—no wonder this one looked so strange with its fluffy white skin and faceless bubble head.

“What’s it called?” he asked, his four hands and five feet already fidgeting in anticipation.

Three of Mrs. Lu’s eyes took on a pensive gleam, the other three fixing themselves on Tim, only one of which glinted with certainty, “I believe they call themselves ‘mankind’…”

*Inspired by the photo prompt above for Week 181 of the Three Line Tales Challenge @ Only 100 Words.

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