A Lesson In Ancient Civilizations



Concerning the photo — Sarah Ann Hall took it.  Thanks, Sarah!  I like it!

Concerning the blog — Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the leader of the expedition.

Concerning the story — As Gene Roddenberry said, “For us?  No limits.”



“Must be over 1000 years old.  Look at the style of the buildings.”


“Yeah, the computer would say the same thing.”


“You don’t suppose some kind of neutron explosion took place, do you?”


“I ain’t seen no skeletons … yet.”


A huge roar, overtook the woods.


“What’s that sound …?”




A voice called out from behind the roar.  “Come on, Bud.  I got to mow this before the snakes start nesting around here.”


“OK, Dad.”  Bud looked at Charlie.  “Wanna go play Frisbee instead?”


Bud’s friend’s eyes lit up.  “Yeah!  We’ll pretend it’s a flying saucer on its way to Mars!”

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25 Responses to A Lesson In Ancient Civilizations

  1. Awwww, Kent,
    This is just too cute. At Ok, Dad…the heroes shrank down to child size. I love the last line…”we’ll pretend…” Nothing pretentious…just two kids letting their imaginations run wild and free. I’ll give it five frisbees.

  2. Jan Brown says:

    Love this! Even little space explorers need to get out of the way of the lawn mower 🙂

  3. nightlake says:

    children and their wild amazing imagination. a nice story

  4. misskzebra says:

    A lovely, playful piece. Thanks for writing it. 😀

  5. Ahh you bring the imagination of a child out so well in your writing

  6. It definitely needs a lawnmower. Loved it.

  7. What a great twist.. I would venture to say,,, cute.

  8. rgayer55 says:

    I loved it, Kent. A very fun piece.

  9. kz says:

    awwww this was so cute. it’s awesome how some of your stories make me not wanna have kids (like the time Rachael peed in the refrigerator) and how some of them (like this one) makes me really wanna have them, lol really adorable story 🙂

  10. Parul says:

    Ahh childhood! What a fun, imaginative, no-holds-barred joy ride!
    Cute story!

  11. Debra Kristi says:

    LOVE! You had me going and then… children. It couldn’t be more perfect. Kids have the best imagination. Wonderful piece.

  12. That’s great. I love seeing the world through the eyes of a child.

  13. elappleby says:

    Lovely childish story but I’m confused, Kent, you posted this on the 14th but the prompt wasn’t released until the 17th? Is this some kind of weird time travel? And is your next post of this week’s prompt? What’s going on?

  14. Make pretend games were so much fun! Perhaps that’s why we’ve turned to writing, so we can do it all over again!

  15. Sarah Ann says:

    Those boys are gorgeous.

  16. julespaige says:

    Nice! As long as I’m here I might as well make an extended visit…

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