The weeks just fly by, don’t they? Do you paint them by number too? Week Four for me, but it is time again for the latest Six Sentence Story entries. The rules are simple; include the prompt word “identity” or some form of it and write six sentences. The link is made available Wednesday evenings by Denise of GirlieOntheEdge. Simple fun.
Condition, D. Avery
Arrival at the strange planet imminent, they were urged to come to a decision soon, were assured again how it wasn’t so much assuming or displacing another being’s identity, but was a temporary but necessary integration.
They were pleased with the explanation that they would have the full experience of the life form they chose, would have access to its memories and also its potential.
But when finally they shared their choice, they were told not to occupy a whale.
Why, they wondered; weren’t they required to incorporate a life form both intelligent and empathic?
They were reminded that they were meant to choose from among the human life forms.
They were confused by these contradictory orders.