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Rated: 18+ · Short Story · Scientific · #2227637
Siblings Micah and Roma find out some things never change.
Dance Moves

Micah leaned forward to examine the rock face with a lighted magnifier.

“Check this, Roma!” he called.

Walking over, she moved in beside him to see what he was looking at.

“Is that a handprint? What’s the symbol in the center of the back?

“It means right, so right hand,” Micah told her, after consulting his notes.

Roma went a little further along the ancient rock wall.

“Here’s another one!”

Her brother moved to her side.

“It’s the right hand again, but with the palm up.”

“This one here is the same as the first one,” Roma said moving steps further.

“Then there’s this one, it looks like a shaker with fingers,” Micah said from the other side of her.

Roma crossed to the wall on the other side.

“Here are more hands. They look different. They may be left hands. Look, the same message with what looks like a foot!”

“This doesn’t make any sense!” Micah said as he crisscrossed from one wall to the other.

Roma was silent as she continued to look at the rows of symbols.

“Gyrating figures, some turned backward,” Roma murmured.

“What’s that, sis?” Micah asked.

“I think I’ve figured it out,” she said as she began to laugh long and loud.

“What’s so funny?” her brother asked irritably.

“I know exactly what this has to be!”

“What!” Micah said as he moved to stand in front of her.

“The record of a wedding reception,” Roma said smugly.

“How do you figure that?”

“Think about it, bro!” his sister said.

Micah looked at everything again, but returned to his sister with a blank look. Roma began making hand gestures and foot movements, then gyrated. Light dawned in her brother’s eyes.

“It’s directions on how to do the hokey pokey!” they said together.

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