99 word prompt : No one’s hometown.

July 22, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a hometown. It can be your hometown or a fictional one. Who is there? When is it set? What is happening? Go where the prompt leads!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH


Archeological digs take years. It’s not a profession for the instant gratification crowd.  Many a student chose to pursue another field after twelve hours of work just to nudge an intact jawbone out of its stone prison.

“What have we learned about migration in the Americas so far?” I asked.

“This country wasn’t stolen from the indigenous people,” a girl of twenty replied. “Ownership belongs to the strongest.”

“We’ve discovered European tools 26,000 years old,” I said. “Asian tribes moved here 15,500 years ago.”

“Asians eradicated Europeans, then Europeans eradicated Native Americans?”

Finally… understanding! “Welcome to human nature 101.”