Word Count: 1735
Prompt: A Day at the Zoo
What is this place, Sapphire? I have the strange sense that we’ve been here before.
It’s called a zoo. Animals that might otherwise in be jeopardy in the wild are placed here. It is also a place for people to come and see animals that they might not otherwise be able to view.
There are cages.
That doesn’t seem quite the ideal situation for the animals that would otherwise be roaming free.
Steel, you sound like a conservationist. The current movement is to move the animals from the cages into situations that more closely resemble their native habitats.
I just know what it’s like to be kept in a cage, no matter how attractive the packaging. Why are we here? A loud roar interrupted him and the ground shook as a large dinosaur walked by them. “What is that?”
“An allosaur and the reason we are here.”
All irregularities will be handled by the forces controlling each dimension; Transuranics heavy
elements may not be used where there is life. Medium atomic weights are available: Gold, Lead,
Copper, Jet, Diamond, Radium, Sapphire, Silver, and Steel.
Sapphire and Steel have been assigned.
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