288. Inside the frame

Inside the frame a futuristic city was bursting with activity.

Children were playing hide and seek in vast green oases between glass skyscrapers while their parents chatted to friends and neighbours, clad in fluorescent avant-garde clothing. On the rolling meadows dogs ran with sticks, while cats tried to catch a fish jumping from one of the many tiny streams meandering through the city.

 

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11 thoughts on “288. Inside the frame

  1. I love this, it’s very Philip K. Dick!

    “the jet streams of interplanetary planets” – you mean “the jet streams of interplanetary ships” or something similar, I assume?

  2. William says:

    I dunno, I kinda like the idea of interplanetary planets. Rogue planets, converted into starships! (You’d need some kind of gravity-canceling mechanism to avoid severe tidal distortions, but other than that, it’s totally possible.)

  3. ckdubb says:

    Love the imagery here. It reminds me of the movie “The Fifth Element”.

    • Not sure if I can take that as a compliment. I hated that movie. So freaking loud and obnoxious! 😉

      • ckdubb says:

        Haha. I realize that could have gone both ways. You should definitely take the imagery part of my comment as a compliment. The reference to the movie was mainly in regards to the idea that the future didn’t turn out the way people expected.

  4. sandraconner says:

    Captivating imagery + poignant theme = great story.

  5. jas55 says:

    Great futuristic story. You’re getting closer to your 300th story.

  6. tympass999 says:

    this blog does inspire me to write

  7. Final line makes it all the more poignant. Tomorrow died centuries ago. Very well said.

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