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The future is now (Friday Fictioneers)

April 1, 2016


Peering from my office window I waited for the car.

Every day it flew past at the same time. The tinted vehicle windows prevented me from seeing who was driving. It was the first of the flying cars off the lot. A “car for the future.” Usually there were others at the window with me, waiting patiently, absorbed with watching it go.

There would be more of course. Every day there was another news story. The managers at work were fighting with HR over qualifying for one.

I would never afford one. But I could stand here and watch.


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  1. Nicely done, a fine picture of the future and that much will still be dreams for the worker bees.

  2. Dear Laurie,

    I imagine that’s how people felt at the turn of the twentieth century. Not everyone was for the switch from carriage to automobile. Like everything else, I’m sure the price of the flying car will come down eventually. Well done.



  3. Bet that they will reserve the flying cars for the big wigs. o well. Love it.

  4. A girl’s gotta dream.

  5. Dale permalink

    Everytime something “newfangled” comes around, it is first out of reach for the regular folk… but eventually… 🙂

  6. How ever far technology progresses it would help the rich-worker bee- poor divide. Nice story.

  7. Love it. This building would provide a spectacular view of the flying cars. Your story worked well incorporating the office/HR scene. Very clever!

  8. Nice bit of futuristic living! I wonder how long it will take for flying cars to be available to the masses.

  9. They’ve been in fiction for so long – why is it taking so long to get them for real? I remember watching ‘The Jetsons’ as a kid (in the dark ages) and flying cars were commonplace. Good story – and I like your picture of the workers gazing out longingly. Some things will never change.

    • Me too! I loved Rosie. 😆 thank you hopefully in our lifetime well see them, if not own one 😆

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