(Continue) Short story – Year 3019

We can send men to Mars. We can pay with just the chip in our arm. We even have flying cars. We can do so much. Why is it that we can’t cure diseases, can’t find a solution for poverty or even saving our planet… read more 

Chapter 1
The morning started out like yesterday. A bright blue sky looking down on earth, birds singing their songs while moving from branch to branch, and people being happy with this wonderful Summer day in late September. Just a week ago, the weather was terrible. Thunderstorms in the midst of nights, hail as thick as golf balls, nothing but terrible. Now it seemed like a faraway dream. Tess looked up at the sky and blessed herself for this beautiful day. It was her birthday and that meant virtual happy birthday cards, a shorter shift at work, and eating cake all day long. Especially the last was the most special. Her city was one of the few cities with strict regulations regarding nutrition and transport. Tess didn’t mind. She never had a sweet tooth – unless it was her birthday.

Her friend Jamie already sent her a card. Tess tapped two times on her watch and a hologram appeared in front of her, it almost looked real. Jamie had outdone herself this time. Balloons and confetti fell on the ground in front of Tess. “Happy birthday, Tessie! May your day be full of glory and your heart filled with love!” Jamie blew a kiss in her direction before she vanished.

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