Departure of Oannes!

Prompt ~

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright -B. W. Beacham

Oannes looked around for the last time. His fish body stooped. The human-head below the fish-head appeared downcast and the human feet below his fish tail were aching. His task here was over and he could leave for his own planet in a faraway galaxy. He could see the lights of the temple city he had helped humans build.

I have taught them many things. Those who come after me will pass on the genetic material to them and the humans shall be truly divine.

Oannes ignored genetic mutation. It expressed as doubt, disbelief, greed, avarice and intolerance to diversity.

Words ~  100


Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

22 thoughts on “Departure of Oannes!

  1. Dear YS,

    Intriguing story. I wonder what this race will look like.

    BTW on a grammatical note. It should be “had helped humans build.” D on the end. 😉



  2. Unfortunately no arguments here. =D I love this take on the picture and now that you say it, I can see a temple over on the other side. Always gives one warm fuzzy feelings to know the alien colonization is going well.

    • Thank you for the visit and the read.

      This is a flash back to mythological times of fish-gods. Many beleive that fish god Oannes changed the course of human development by teaching many new things to humans. 🙂

  3. I like alternate scenarios for evolution. Evolution is not a conscious entity, just a process and not all parts have a reason, just came along for the ride on the DNA. Crick, of double helix fame, wrote a book about viruses coming from outer space and he was serious. Having fun with aliens and evolution is excellent for flexing the muscles of the imagination. So is walmart selling whale meat but Bjorn knows more about that.. Loved it. Lucy

    • Thank you.

      It is well appreciated that evolution ran in to many dead ends. roaches and other such creatures are near perfect in survival mechanism ….. but they do not fulfill the other objectives of evolution.


  4. YS, An interesting story and well-written. I’d never heard of Oannes, so I Googled him and got information. We can always learn something new. 🙂 That was a creative take on the prompt.


  5. Evolving after a job well done. Ha! oh Dear. Wish I could see the looks when he gets home. 😉 Inviting you to check out my #FridayFictioneers post. Feedback very Welcome!

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