Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Living the Dream (#IWSG December 2019)
December 4, 2049
After knocking twice, Ben let himself in. His father was getting up there in years, after all. He was afraid one of these days he was going to show up and find him dead on the toilet.
"Dad, you dead?" he called out.
The answer came shouted from upstairs. "Go away, I'm writing."
"Dad, we're late for the kids' Christmas concert. They're waiting in the car."
"Yes. I called to remind you yesterday. And the day before that. And twice last week."
Ben sighed. "I know you didn't check your messages."
"I thought you kids didn't make phone calls anymore?"
"Yes, but since you refuse to get the new neural communication implant, that's the only way I can contact you."
"I'm not letting Google put a goddamn microchip in my head."
"If you did you could write and publish your books like, a hundred times faster."
"Back in my day, we wrote dystopian science fiction about the government putting microchips in people's heads. Now you guys do it at the mall! I will write my way until you pry my Windows 2000 laptop out of my cold, dead hands."
"It crashed again, didn't it, Dad?"
Long pause. "It's been rebooting for an hour."
"I'll see you in the car."
"Let me just put on pants."
And that's the positive outcome...
Happy holidays, everyone!
Hugs & Kisses,
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