Monday, September 22, 2008

Drabble: Excavation, Part 1

Excavation, Part 1

“Welcome to the dig, kid..”

“Th, thanks, sir.”

“We just got the last of the density scanning equipment set up. Why don’t you come into the command tent, and I’ll show you how this works.”

The tent was full of rugged, out-of-fashion computers. “Take a look at this tank here. That’s where the scan results show up. We’ll look at that, and that way we know if it’s a dig worth fully excavating. Want to do the honors?”

I entered the command, and there was a deep rumble.

The image forming in the tank took my breath away...

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