Sarah Potter gave us this photo. Thanks, Sarah.
I had NO idea what this was (which goes to show you NEVER wake up at 4 AM to see what the prompt of the week is — you’ll get confused).
Then, again, it isn’t what you’re looking at, either. Same for the story. It first appeared on March 26th, 2014. Have at!
The two boys couldn’t wait to run out to the woods near the neighborhood.
“I’ll be Kyle and you’ll be Derrick and our spaceship just crashed here.”
“Right. We can pretend to build a campfire.” They stacked sticks and twigs.
Their moms stepped outside the house. “Time to come in now, boys! You can continue this tomorrow.”
The boys’ mothers looked at each other. “Hmm. Since that thing crashed-landed, every kid is playing spaceman.”
Holding the newspaper, the other mom opened it to the headline. “Oh, look. There’s more news on it. You think they decoded those symbols yet?”
Title explanation: when they sent the Voyager up, they sent a record called The Sounds of Earth. On it were all the recorded sounds of language, animals and music of the world. This included the Chuck Berry song, “Johnny B. Goode.” On Saturday Night Live (an American TV satirical comedy program, for those outside the States), they did a news sketch where they reported the Voyager probe had been found by aliens and the aliens listened to the record and sent a message back, “Send More Chuck Berry!”