“Look here, it’s a relic from the Last Times,” the puppet said, holding out the object in its jointed, jangly hand.

“Well, what is it? What does it do?”

“It doesn’t matter because I don’t know,” the puppet said, pulling its hand away, “And there’s no one left to tell us.”

This was written in response to Maya Stein’s Tri-Writing prompt: What is this object? Tell us its purpose in 3 lines.