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a job offer.

"I thought you might ask that." says the Squirrel. "They always do."

"Who do?"


"Candidates for what?"

"Hang on. Let me go through this speech I rehearsed. AHEM... My name is Thomas VanGoys, and I am a polymorph. That means that I can change into any animal form that I choose. I have been given this ability by TARS, the Temporal Anomaly Repair Squad. We are a special corps of time-traveling agents who go to various eras and set right things that went wrong."

"Are you saying that I've done something wrong?"

"Not at all. In fact, We want you to help us. I've been sent here to offer you a job in TARS."

"But why me?"

"Because you have the gift."


"Changes in history don't affect you. That's why you're still human!"

"What do you mean 'still human'?"

"Oh, glory. You don't know yet, do you? Take a look at the pictures in your wallet."

You do. They are no longer family photos. They are snapshots of wildlife.

"Something has gone seriously wrong with human evolution. THAT is your family."

Written by Oren the Otter

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