After a while Kaybe and Zeeruba decided it was time to start a family, so they went to the local hardware store and picked up what they needed. A week later, Voila! There was Kay-Ruba 11.3. Everyone calls him Reebie. Young Reebie has some of Kaybe’s round features and some of Zeeruba’s square features, but young Reebie has four sensor eyes at the ends of the antennae that sprout from the top of his lid. He communicates both telepathically like his dad and with beeps like his mom. And boy, does he ever communicate! Kaybe and Zeeruba are certainly not taciturn, but you’d think they were when Reebie is around—your mind is full of telepathic messages and the air is filled with beeps. Reebie is very intelligent and he seeks inputs from all the galaxies. That’s how he came to learn about Christmas, here on our little planet in the Andromeda sector of the Milky Way galaxy.
“Hey Dad,” he said telepathically to Kaybe, and beeped to Zeeruba, “I want to celebrate Christmas.”
Tune in tomorrow for Part III to join help celebrate a cosmic Christmas. It’s gonna be outta this world!!
Dr. Larry Day is a retired foreign correspondent and KU J-School professor. He is now the author of countless short stories and the author of Day Dreaming: Tales From the Fourth Dementia available on Amazon.