What if Earth was the only planet where things evolved to fly?? Or even climb?? Jump?? Where airborne things were simply unthinkable?
Professor Gya'kaphesh was so excited for the arrival of the ‘hyoomams’. Xe had brushed all xir eyestalks and mouthstalks at least twice. After years of contact via radio, the unknown people were set to arrive any time now. Gya was unsure whether they would arrive from beneath the sand, inhospitable for xir species, or from beneath the deadly, acidic waves.
“Pro-professor Gya! Professor Gya!” Cried Jola'kaphesh, Gya’s assistant.
“Oh, Jola, have they arrived?” The assistant nodded. “So do tell me, for all these years were they living in the sand or the ocean?