February 16, 2017
53211 the Cogger (A Trashling Tale) [re-post]
He levered the back panel off the artifact on his workbench and peered at its inner workings.
"A Chipper would see what I'm doing as sacrilege. An effort to pry into secrets the Makers never meant us to know."
He withdrew several gears and wrote down their sizes and number of teeth.
"But why would They give us all these things, unless They wanted us to use them?"
He polished the gears and fastened them onto his latest invention. He wound the mainspring.
"We do the Makers' work when we create."
His creation smiled and nodded her head in agreement.