When the zoo was abandoned, many of the animals died, for lack of care.
Not the monkeys! They thrived, using their above-average intelligence (for animals) to mimic the humans who once took care of them.
They multiplied. There was monkey shit everywhere.
A sea of monkeys.
Monkey sea, monkey doo-doo.
“When the aliens came–”
“You start all your stories with that.”
He disregarded the rude interruption.
“When the alie–”
“Why won’t you tell a different story?”
“Because it’s a defining moment in our history. It changed things forever.”
“History is no excuse for lack of imagination.”