Just Two?

“Just two Pollux, will that be enough?” “Yes yes Castor, by the time we come back there will be 7 billion lives on this planet.”  “And they’ll all be in our image Castor…  Can you imagine?”  “If you say so; I’ve found a lovely garden they can begin their lives.  What about communicating with them Pollux the time we are away… won’t they be lost?”  “No Castor we’ve left enough imagination in their minds that they’ll find a way to talk to whomever and whenever they desire.”  They both smiled silently.

© 2012 Michael Yost 1/30


You must use the third definition of the word below to craft a piece of writing of no less than 33 words and no more than 333. The chosen word should appear in your writing exactly as it appears below. 

image noun \ˈi-mij\


: a reproduction or imitation of the form of a person or thing;especially : an imitation in solid form : statue


a : the optical counterpart of an object produced by an optical device (as a lens or mirror) or an electronic deviceb : a visual representation of something: as (1) : a likeness of an object produced on a photographic material (2) : a picture produced on an electronic display (as a television or computer screen)


a : exact likeness : semblance <God created man in his own image — Genesis 1:27 (Revised Standard Version)>b : a person strikingly like another person <she is the image of her mother>


a : a tangible or visible representation : incarnation <theimage of filial devotion>b archaic : an illusory form : apparition

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22 responses to “Just Two?

  1. Yes I’m still a Christian.


  2. Interesting take and wonderful use of the defined word. Maybe we were put here by aliens…maybe God is an alien? 🙂


  3. Interesting premise. I like the conversational way you wrote this piece.


  4. I’ll have to brush up on my Greek mythology methinks. 🙂 Nicely done.


  5. Castor and Pollux are two of my favorite characters, but not from Greek mythology. I could see the brothers from Face/off having a diabolical discussion like this. Well done!


  6. I liked this – especially the concept of two, not one. Love the dialogue, but unless you’re going for a visual effect, I’d prefer to see it broken up in the traditional manner.


  7. I like the idea of some weird being doing all the creating rather than a singular God. This was a fun read and an interesting way to view the world.


  8. Interesting view, and perhaps a possibility.



  9. I loved the names Castor and Pollux. And I loved how completely carefree they were. Put me in the mind of Zaphod Beeblebrox.


  10. This is clever, Bugaloo. I love the fact that you took the very example that was given in Webster’s definition and completely twisted it on its head. Nice response. Thanks for playing and we hope we’ll see you for the weekend challenge too.


  11. This was really fun! I too like the way you used the prompt. Very unique.


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