Write a letter to a friend, from the perspective of someone living 100 years in the future.
What commonplace things might they mention that would surprise a reader now, and how can you use these to drive an interesting narrative?
You’re probably wondering why I am even sending you this letter. And words can’t even describe what has happened. We haven’t spoken since, which was exactly 100 years ago, you’re probably wondering how I’m still alive.
But it doesn’t matter, what matter is that you should know how heart broken I am that every thing went down the way that it did. And yet here I am still in pain 100 years ...
June 15, 2121
My dearest Amaya,
I know this letter might seem strange to you, and for that I give you my sincerest apologies. You and the rest of my family must be worried sick. I can assure you I’m okay although we’ll never see each other again. See, I met a man… and don’t you go thinking I ran off and eloped with some stranger. No, it’s not like that at all. This man is extraordinary and he c...
Hello, how are you, I do hope you are well. It has been a little while since Mona and I saw you and your family by the way how are those young ones of yours? I bet they are sprouting up now especially that Michael he always was the tall one, I tell you he’s going to be a basketball player.
Well, Mona and I just went on this fabulous vacation where you go into a pod and you pick your vacation spo...
My Dearest friend,
I should have listened. I should have listened to your words of warning all that time ago, for all that has happened in the last 100 years has been too hard to bear.
You told me the hotter weather was the first warning, but I shrugged it off, enjoying the Spanish heat here in England. You warned me again when there were floods across Europe, places where floods had never hap...
Dear Mrs. Swan,
I must sincerely apologize as I will be unable to attend your ball. Something urgent has come up you see, and I am unable to shuck my responsibilities.
They got me. They stole my life and placed me here in the industrial period. I’m afraid we won’t meet again.
Sir Silly String...
You know…I’ve regret much in my life, but if there’s anything I don’t regret, it’s leaving you behind.
It was a lot easier to leave you on read as a final goodbye the way you have done to me countlessly in our time as friends.
Yes, I have fucked up as a friend, but it’s you who never opened up to what was wrong. You lied, used and abused until I felt worthless.
It wasn’t until I could place ...
Time really flies when we’re having fun. I realize how things have changed, use to be 24 hrs made a day 365 days in a year, but every since the government took over month have turned into years. People are living a lot longer I am now 213 years old and I feel like I’m 38. It’s as if the government turned our earth into a time machine. People don’t age here on earth. Couples are not having children...
Dear friend of mine,
I know it’s been quite some time since we’ve seen each other. Let’s see, it’s been since we graduated from school in 3037. Those were the good days, weren’t they mate? Here in my town, things have been improving. They’ve finally came out with the latest model of the flying cars! Do you have one of them? I have the 8th model, the one that came out in 3054. Ive also set...
How are you? Having a good time in Mars? I apologize for not communicating with you sooner. Almost as soon as you moved, I joined a resistance band begging for human rights and protesting on the street. But of course the authorities were not happy with that, and soon took away all my technology.
After that, I started a secret band campaigning for freedom- in private. But soon enough,...
You won’t believe me when I say I see you. No. Really. I see you from my perch. 100 years from where you are right now. I never believed in reincarnation but now I know it’s kinda real. Not the “I died as a man and came back as a tortoise “ kind of reincarnation. More the “ I died as a man and asked what it would be like to BE a tortoise” and even though I was never actually living as one, I felt ...
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