The Watty Awards. Try Premium. Log in Sign Up. Start reading. In 10 thousand years in the future, due to rising water levels, sea creatures mainly squid have evolved rapidly into Humanoid versions of themselves known as 'Inklings' and with the human species being erased to extinction due to the water levels, the Inklings have become the most dominant species on the earth. Inklings are just like humans allowing themselves to talk as well as think but what makes them unique is their ability to morph into an inky squid form allowing them to live in inky and land conditions causing them to be almost like humans.