As there was nothing else left alive, the aliens took the human infant with them — they weren’t monsters. They tried to give him what they thought a human life was. They learned that from the machine that played those human stories. It had I Love Lucy, The Cosby Show, and many others.

They realized the child needed a name, so they called him Jethro Brady. Most of the humans they knew of appeared to have 2 names.

Before you scoff, they knew these were comedy shows. They recognized laughter; a joke’s syntax is easy to discern for intelligent species. But they focused on the good of them, thinking that raising “their” kid with a…




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Martin French

Martin French

Martin French is a theatre practitioner from Ireland, currently living in Kentuckiana— director, writer, designer, occasional teacher. He/Him.

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