Absala glanced through her crystal ball at the humans on the other side. “How could this be? Their advancement was glacial last I looked.”
The humans had built machines that ran faster than cheetahs, flew faster than fairies. They could instantly speak to people on the other side of the Earth.
Absala would check the portal in 100 years, after the humans had burned all their oil.
This was written for the Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #110, glacial. I’ve been waxing philosophical about technological advancement a lot recently, so here’s to continuing that trend!