The Builder


PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook

“Just like the real thing, no?  What do you think?”

I looked across the weathered stone of the ancient town.

“Impressive.”  I continued to take in my surroundings.  Every detail was perfect.  “You’ve never actually been to Earth, have you?”

“It is not a pleasure I’ve yet to experience.  Why?”

My gaze swept past the medieval French towers, lingered on the splash of ancient Timbuktu, ran across the Japanese temple and stopped at the Aztec pyramid at the outskirts.  The hodge-podge of styles and cultures was in ways pleasing, but for the most part very jarring.

“Uhm, just a hunch.”

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Word count = 100

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Exactly. I was actually thinking about movies where it is set in, say, the 15th century France, and yet there is a hodge-podge of medieval and Renaissance costumes and sets from all over Europe, as if everything from the entire continent for 1000 years was totally homogeneous. (Most movies today do a better job). I was thinking, if you just had some books of Earth architecture, would you know what fit together?

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