Write a story set in the future where a highly coveted item is something we would find very normal today.
In the year 2050, the world had transformed in ways that no one could have predicted. Technology had advanced at an astonishing pace, and society had shifted accordingly. Yet, amidst all the futuristic marvels, one highly coveted item remained oddly familiar: a simple, physical book.
In this digital age, where neural implants allowed instant access to the vast expanse of human knowledge, the allu...
Elena joined her parents in their small apartment for the reading of Great- Great- Great grandpa Tom’s will. She had enjoyed corresponding with him in secret codes. Now that he was gone, it was unlikely she would ever need to write in code ever again.
She didn’t expect to even be mentioned in the will. He’d had 3 living children, 8 grand children, 17 great grandchildren, 25 great great gran...
Jant walks into the antique store in the hopes he would finally find it: the perfect anniversary gift. Their relationship was one based on tradition. They were some of the few couples who insisted in having a marriage ceremony, they still entertained themselves with a flat screen tv, and played the almost century-old game of banana grams.
And this anniversary was special. Jant hadn’t been home mu...
“How long do we have?” Her voice was stuttering, as another swift snowy burst exploded through the barren frozen oasis.
“Only about half an hour….” He stopped, looking down at the silver cylinder that meant life for just a bit longer. “If we don’t make it to the opening by then we are dead” It came out of his mouth as cold as the hours walk had been from the drop zone .
Normally they gave them...
“Get him on the ground!”
The two larger suits grabbed the disheveled man by each arm and shoved him forward. He fell to the pavement with ease. The third suit stepped over to the man’s side and proceeded to get down on one knee. He slowly brought his face to the man’s ear.
“You know you’re fucked. We know you’ve got one.”
“I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about!”
“Oh you don’t?”
In the year 2050, toasters and beef jerky had become the most sought-after items in the post-apocalyptic world. As strange as it may sound, these two everyday objects had become rare commodities, unlike anything we could have predicted.
It all started when a brilliant yet eccentric scientist named Dr. Fizzlepop accidentally discovered that toasters possessed hidden teleportation technology. Yes, ...
No one knew what to make of the carefully arranged colors applied to the wall in the Institution’s common area. A crowd of students had gathered around it, but no one had yet summoned the courage to get close. I walked carefully past the silent witnesses. Each person was dressed as I was- in our institute-issued gray. Without prompting, they moved aside to allow me a better look. As I did, every ...
“When will it end? Yet another drug-related theft from a single mother, a 47-year-old woman, was sentenced to fifty years in prison after she stole hundreds of dollars worth of baby formula.” The reporter says.
The screen changes to a sobbing woman, ”I stole for my baby! Please, just give her back!”
The screen returns to the reporter, who shakes her head in disgust.
“Monstrous, using he-“
Hidden deep in the confines of my townhome basement, I sat at my desk and ran my fingertips along the bleached parchment paper, its rough texture smoothing out the knots of anxiety in the pit of my stomach.
It’s familiarity brought an overwhelming nostalgia that almost summoned a wave of tears from my body.
Albeit illegal, I relaxed knowing that my letters couldn’t be monitored.
My written th...
“Hey stop right there!” Officer Boulevard shouted as the culprit ran across the freshly cut lawn. Well of course it’s not like it was really freshly cut since all lawns are set to be perfect once they are put in, because after the radioactive power leaks no grass has been able to grow since 2064. “I’ve got to hide these somewhere,” the culprit or Bob Huel said to himself. “But where? Oh I know!” H...
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