“For it is in giving that we receive.”
I wonder what it would look like if you turned a tesseract inside-out. Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The First News Broadcast of Intelligent Life
Breaking news everyone! Intelligent life has been discovered! And you know we don't joke during our broadcasts on QNN! The government was keeping it under wraps until contact was peacefully completed but despite their initial fears everything went over peacefully. Our government tells us that their culture is much more peaceful than ours and accepted us with open arms, even giving our ambassadors free food, board, and gifts. The aliens also gave us technology for free to help us with our environmental problems, giving us plenty of technology to make us more energy efficient. They even gave medical technology helping us cure many medical diseases we thought impossible.
Their cultures are vast. They have music with thousands of possible instruments and they also use technology to create music in ways we could have never imagined before. They are geniuses of the arts as well. They have mastered forms and styles we haven't ever thought of, challenging the very way we look at reality. Their fiction has genres we've never invented and weave tales that stimulate every emotion and create worlds unknown.
And according to our government these aliens call themselves “humans”.