This is for Sonya’s three line photo prompt
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The alien observer picked up the strange box-like object that sat alone on the edge of the melted asphalt, steaming in the crazy winds that blew from the unchained ocean, wondering if it could be some primitive explosive device, but a quick reading revealed complete inertia, so she shook it.
Peering through the glass window, she saw bright images of smiling faces and leaping playful animals that chased and danced as laughter and happiness poured into her hands.
Recognizing them as memories, she replaced them reverently in the little box and cast it adrift on the last tide of the dead world.