Future history

“Quiet please children.” says the museum tour guide gathering their attention. “Now although we laugh at them today”, she continues, “human beings were nevertheless the first species on our planet to build civilisations.”

Some of children snicker at this: they’ve seen pictures of humans and their hovels.

“What happened to them?” asks one child.

“Was it a giant meteorite?” another wants to know.

“Or a terrible plague?” offers yet another eager face.

“Not exactly.” the guide explains, “The human civilisations thrived for thousands of years, they built giant towers, wrote magnificent books and even sent men into space.” She clears her throat. The children look up at her. “Then”, she continues, “they invented the internet and became the first and only species in history to masturbate themselves into extinction.”

7 responses

  1. veronicahaunanifitzhugh

    i am so glad i am playing a small part in saving you from extinction.

    12.02.19 at 22.23

  2. artfulhelix

    Is there some way I can send it directly to you, or would you like me to put it into a comment?

    12.02.15 at 21.29

    • artfulhelix

      Sent. Feel free to keep my email address.

      12.02.15 at 21.49

      • Thanks
        I removed the comment with my adress now, to avoid spammers

        12.02.15 at 21.56

        • artfulhelix

          I would have to. I still love it!

          12.02.15 at 23.28

  3. artfulhelix

    I loved this, good laugh! I did spot a few gramer issues I think, would you like me to send them to you? Please don’t take it the wrong way, I loved it.

    12.02.15 at 20.57

    • glad you enjoyed
      and, sure, please do

      12.02.15 at 21.03

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