Twittering Tales — Watching the Universe

919C79D1-F791-4BF5-98EA-49C6401201D2 “This is the Gran Telescopio Canarias, the largest telescope on earth,” the tour guide said.

“What are those men looking at?” a boy asked.

“They’re astronomers. They’re looking at the universe.”

Looking at a monitor, the boy said, “No, they’re watching Stranger Things on Netflix.”

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: noelsch at

10 thoughts on “Twittering Tales — Watching the Universe

  1. annieasksyou October 8, 2019 / 8:47 am

    This one reminded me of an exchange that occurred many years ago. My friend’s young son said, “Mommy, I can’t find the word ‘astronaut’ in the dictionary. She explained that there were no astronauts when the dictionary was written. “Well, what did they call people who walked in space then?” he asked.

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    • Fandango October 8, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      And that reminds me of the time my young son asked me why we didn’t have any video tapes of me from when I was a kid.


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