2041. An incredible gift

(The opening sentence for this story was suggested by Craig, a great supporter of this blog.)

It was an incredible gift, to be sure, but there was the minor matter of how to safely store something so unquestionably dangerous!

For years Planet Earth had been Planet Tut-Tut’s most dangerous enemy. The Tut-Titians could have blown Earth to smithereens in seconds but they had always exercised restraint. Planet Earth had insulted them and ridiculed them and laughed at their incapacity to imagine things. A Tut-Titian could not imagine his or her own mother. They had no picture. Nature had evolved them totally bereft of imagination. That’s not imagination in the creative sense, but imagination as being able to picture physical things in the mind.

The Tut-Titians had grown tired of Earth’s scorn. To appease Earthlings they presented Earth with a gift. It was a weapon. Drop it on Tut-Tut and it would blow Tut-Tut to bits. “Now we are equal,” said the Tut-Titians.  “You have the power to destroy us as we for years have had the power to destroy you. You must learn to safely store something so dangerous with restraint. We look forward to working with you in peace and harmony.”

“Oh goody,” said Planet Earth’s President, and pressed the button.

21 thoughts on “2041. An incredible gift

  1. craig

    LOL, fantastic and imaginative response that so crisply captures human and Tut-Titian natures. Well done, Bruce! I’m glad you are continuing to blog at your leisure during your blogging retirement!

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      1. craig

        It has been feeling like that because I’ve been in a bit of a slump for several weeks and haven’t been writing and posting, but I hope that by the Lord’s grace I may soon pull out of it and resume posting again. I am starting to write a bit once more and hope to have something worth publishing in the next several days. The last I knew my blog was still up at “https://brocraigblog.wordpress.com/” but maybe the link in my gravatar got broken or something. Who knows, it’s a fickle interweb.
        Thanks for asking!

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          1. craig

            Whaaaat??? I will have to try and understand that, because when I go there it shows, even if I use a web browser where I’m not logged in to my wordpress account. I wonder if wordpress has taken me off their roster outside the US or something. Very strange. Thanks for letting me know!

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  2. umashankar

    Apparently, the Tut-Tutians couldn’t picture themselves in Annihilation, so they gave this crazy suitcase with a button to the Earthlings (did it land in the office of someone called Doomall Trump?).

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