Three Machines to Create

A dog invented three machines to create a new planet. The first created biology, it assembled DNA and got the mechanisms of animals and plants up and running. The second dealt with geology, it built mountains and assembled layers of tectonics complete with fossils and crystals for explorers to find. The third machine distilled arrogance from young stars and injected it into a single species. That species became better than all the others. The planet, itโ€™s oxygen and all its resources were there for the taking. They ate the food from the cupboard, drank the homebrew from under the stairs and were sick in the bath. They used up all the coal in a roaring inferno and only then did they realise that there would be no shopping for another 3.5 billion years.

– Benjamin F Jones

About Graphite Bunny

I am a writer working in South Wales (UK). I love pizza, photography and moist clay. When it rains I catch drops in my open mouth. I create poetry, flash, absurdist snapshots and humorous fiction.
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8 Responses to Three Machines to Create

  1. I’ve posted your photo for Wordless Wednesday (uh … with some words!)
    Thanks, ever so, for your colourful guest image ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dogs like their share of food from the cupboard. Lucky they’re not arrogant, too.

    I don’t know where all your surreal ideas come from, but keep them coming ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I am not sure where they come from either (ideas not dogs). I have been thinking about getting a dog – in as much as I have been reading lots of posts, calculating if I could afford it and trying to plan where my life is going to work out if it is a responsible thing to do. I would like something non arrogant, not small and yappy and able to become part of the pack (one small and bouncy/one needing to get out but wheelchair bound). I don’t think it is decision that should be taken lightly or rushed into.

      • Labradors can be trained to be most caring and attentive to people in wheelchairs. They can do all sorts of things to help them around the home, too, like putting washing in the machine and fetching and carrying. I think there’s a special charity or centre where they train them to look after disabled people.

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