The Translation

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The scientists huddled jabbering excitedly. The time traveling team had convinced a Native-American to return with them. At last, the meaning of the enigmatic South-Western Native-American pictographs could be conclusively decoded.

Everyone from the anthropological team inserted translator earbuds. The time travel team approached with a sun-browned Paiute Indian between them.

Professor Diaz, leader of the scientists shook Colonel Seton’s hand. “Fantastic work, Colonel. How did you convince him to leave his home?”

Seton shrugged. “I showed him my Twitter feed. He wants to follow Sophia Vergara.”

“Right.” Diaz turned to their guest WoodRunner. “Welcome, Brother.”

WoodRunner nodded shyly.

Diaz turned to a pictograph upon a stone, visible for miles. Obviously a significant message. “What does this mean?”

The scientists interrupted, offering their pet theories.

“It calls on the gods for a good harvest!”

“A warning to rival tribes!”

“No,” said WoodRunner. “This man seeks a wife.”

“Aha! It is a plea to the gods.”

“A magical spell!”

WoodRunner sighed, “It just says he likes long walks holding hands, and he’s a good kisser.”
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Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/fffaw-challenge-week-of-november-14-2017/

Author’s Notes:

If anyone is interested here’s the link I used to decide which tribe WoodRunner is from:
https://www.davemcgary.com/native-american-tribes-of-the-southwest/

A page about pictographs:
https://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-symbols/

Sophia Vergara (stars in the comedy: Modern Family)

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About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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18 Responses to The Translation

  1. James says:

    So, do you follow Sophia Vergara? πŸ˜€

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  2. Joy Pixley says:

    Ah, the logical precursor of match.com — rock.com. πŸ˜‰

    I hope the time traveling team finally appreciate what Sophia Vergara can contribute to society. Who knows what other people (and people-like creatures) she could lure to our time-space continuum? The possibilities are endless! All joking aside, Vergara is a great comedic actress as well as a knock-out babe: science really should be using all that charismatic power for good. πŸ™‚

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    • EagleAye says:

      Haha! “rock.com” The original social media! And it’s true, Sophia is not only funny she’s got a body like a Marvel Superhero, previously only possible in comic books. If we want aliens to contact us when they find our space probes, we shouldn’t show DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man, we should show Sophia. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ Thanks so much, Joy!

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  3. Iain Kelly says:

    The sort of cultural heritage we are handing on to future generations and any other visitors. Oh dear!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hahahahaha! Even the ancients needed modes of communication to find a mate! LOL! Love this!

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  5. Men would be men, whether from this era or the gone by! Couldn’t stop laughing all the while reading this tale! Oh what a light note!

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    • EagleAye says:

      No doubt. Men haven’t evolved very much in just a few centuries. We’re essentially the same creature. Glad you enjoyed things on the light side. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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