Any Life on Mars
If you obtain this letter, please read. Us sea turtles are being slowly killed by those darn humans. I decided to write this letter to any life on another planet. I cannot stand to see any more of my fellow turtles die like this. I plan to start a war with humans. We have an advantage of swimming and waddling on land and water. We also have very advanced technology, an example is lasers and energy shields. The lasers can be strapped onto our heads and fired by using our minds. There will also be a laser turret on our backs that’s also controlled by our minds. There are about 20 billion turtles around the world that can be sent into warfare. Our headquarters is the sunken city of Atlantis. We shall be waiting for your letter to arrive at Atlantis.
P.S. Please send a note on your force’s indication. We might attack you by accident if we don’t know what you look like. Also, we do not need sleep, so we can fight 24/7.
This piece was composed during the May 9th session of the Science Creative Literacy Symposia. During this day, students from Admiral Seymour Elementary School were guided through the construction of three aquatic biospheres, and were then asked to compose a letter from something or someone that is “voiceless”, but might nevertheless have something to say. More pieces from this class can be seen here.