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.
100 words. In response to this week’s Mondays Finish the Story prompt:
16 thoughts on “Is That a Dragon or a Sheep?”
“That’s amazing. I’ve got the same combination on my luggage.”
Oh no! the petroglyph artist is his son, Billy!
At least the kid didn’t do it in crayon, like mine did.
Oh yes, the crayons on the wall thing. LOL! I think most of us parents get to go through that. haha!
Nicely done Dave! I was not expecting the son to be the artist… Thank you for writing again for the MFtS challenge and be well… ^..^
Any time. No points off for not actually opening with the “opening” line?
LOL – Nice twist at the end there. Looks like the time machine needs a lot of tweaking.
Just a better combination. 1-2-3-4 just won’t cut it.
Great twist. 🙂 I think Billy is going to be in trouble!
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 😛
Loved it, those damn kids! LOL
Ha, sounds like someone elee knows the four digit combination 🙂 Funny!
Wonderful twist!!! I have a feeling the combination will be changed quickly. Wonderful story!!!
Well, that was cool. cool twist! 🙂
Billy and whattt?? I can imagine his father’s expressions!