Is That a Dragon or a Sheep?

Dr. Thompkins waved goodbye to Billy at the lab door, and typed the four-digit access code into the Time Machine hatch. It was time to inspect the Pueblo cave walls for changes.

The petroglyphs told the story of an unusual event, in the American southwest of the remote past! Thompkins was excited. He may have finally discovered the earliest cavern artist, when the petroglyphs had first appeared, years earlier than previously believed!

Tap. Tap. Chink.

Camera in hand, Thompkins crept toward the tiny sound. The flash froze the alpha petroglyph artist swinging a hammer at his screwdriver: His son, Billy.

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100 words. In response to this week’s Mondays Finish the Story prompt:

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16 thoughts on “Is That a Dragon or a Sheep?”

    1. It’s a time-travel tale. Billy could arrive before Dad, grow up to a full grown man, practice karate… and still be the cute little kid sneaking into dad’s time machine.

      If I had thousands of words to work with, anyhoo 😛

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