The Trappist Zone

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The Trappist Zone

George, the transporter is landing.
Will I miss this place?
We did our best George, we must start over, a new beginning.
I feel a failure; all the destruction and greed.
Oh, George, remember the woolly mammoth.
Downhill since then. Where did we go wrong?
We gave them dreams and intelligence. Our experiment had potential.
Yes, we did very well, but should we just abandon them?
It’s too late, they are out of control; a self-consuming infestation.
George, the bag?
Yes, all human goodness, fully packed.
Think of our next creation; “Mensch”.
A perfect ideal; the Trappist Zone is ready.

26 responses to “The Trappist Zone

  1. Keep out of reach of children

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  2. Should have stuck with the mammoths, they were cool!
    Good, bleak, piece.

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  3. I wonder if they’ll have better luck with their next project, around the dim red dwarf Trappist 1? I confess that calling the new project ‘mensch’ carries some pretty ominous overtones for me. Good imaginative response to the prompt, James.

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    • Hi Penny, I did ponder about ‘Mensch’ and decided on the meaning of ‘a person of integrity and honour’.
      I do know what you mean though, thanks for reading and your comment.

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  4. If only they could give us that bag of human goodness and pack up all the bad stuff and take it away!

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  5. michael1148humphris

    An interesting piece. We have been in trouble for a long time if it started with the Mammoths.

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  6. These humans are incorrigible!

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  7. Nice take! It’s difficult to say if the next project will be effective. I feel sooner or later every species experience a downfall.

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  8. Go on then, take all our goodness and leave us to fend for ourselves… 🙂

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  9. Better luck next time?

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  10. My goodness! Give it baaaaaack!

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  11. Mensch. The perfect solution.

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  12. I think Louise Mensch was a Tory MP who fled to the states recently.
    Never the less it’s a fabulous word!

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  13. Oooo very Douglas Adams. I enjoyed this

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  14. Love the bag of mankinds good qualities. Sounds like Earth is a bit chaotic with self consuming mammoths right now if i understood you right. I wasnt aware of the meaning of Trappist, so all i could think of were monks! Very exciting tale!

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  15. Not promising at all…

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  16. Loved this take! 😀

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  17. I wonder how large the human goodness bag was?
    A very entertaining tale.

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  18. James, a well-written and intellectually stimulating piece. There is an element of Nazi experimentation here, although at the same time, when you see how destructive humans can be, a bit of engineering along those lines to make people treat each other and the plant better, wouldn’t go astray but where do you draw the line? Even those with good intentions, get corrupted by power.
    Much to think about.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  19. Very entertaining.

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  20. Very clever in its darkness, especially “all human goodness, fully packed.” Very dark indeed.

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