Write a story about a road trip taking place 300 years from now.
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“Road Trip To Fingoli” by Holly Pierce
I stare out the window, the tall buildings blurring before my tear-streaked face. My anger bubbles inside me, boiling flames licking at my broken heart. The frowning face of my younger sister mimics the discontent within me.The government had promised. We deliver the mutated DNA samples, we earn our freedom. Yet again, we find ourselves moving to a distant, unknown city. Yet again, my heart aches for the comfort of my old home. In my entire life, I have never before loved a place so much as Hawaine.I nervously bounce my robo...
“Ole' Eleanor” by Ryan Lieb
“Alright Max, c’mon, what’s the big surprise? Why are we going to your uncle’s?” Frank asked restlessly. Frank and Max sat in the passenger seats in the cabin of Frank’s 2215 autovan, facing away from the cockpit. Their friend Steve occupied the bench-style seat across from them, while the van cruised up the highway in the Nevada desert on autopilot. For three hours Frank had been trying to distract himself from the secret Max was so keen on keeping about the reason for th...
“They Never Listen” by Deborah Mercer
THEY NEVER LISTEN “People never listen,” the old man at the bridge said, as if it was something he had said a thousand times before, but it never ceased to surprise him. “Up to you, but they never listen!” He was manning a little tollbooth. I couldn’t quite decide if it looked more like a miniature log cabin or a very primitive public toilet, though the cash till inside was surprisingly modern; its digital display bright in the gloom...
“The Forgotten Path” by Mark Shoe
When I was a boy, my mother told me how men would soar through the skies, and sail across the seas. But these unnatural acts angered god, who sought to punish man’s arrogance. He brought the seas to boil, melting men’s ships, and threw the skies into violent storms, to tear off men’s wings. Pen scratching interweaved with a crackling fire, as Elroy wrote in his leather bound journal. &nb...
“Snapshots of Eternity” by Arthur Tiberio
The stars drifted like motes of dust, swept under the cosmic rug to gather and breed into beings of dark speculation. Their closeness was deceptive; many a light-year had passed now, and no new encounter seemed at all imminent. A lone vessel travels the deserted hyperway, the quiet hum of the motors inaudible to we who drift in the vacuum, yet if we were to enter the small bubble of atmosphere which surrounds that road, we would hear the sparking music of the circuits flashing without end, propelling its partakers at speeds that would hav...
“Miracles ” by Layla Barnes
There were only twelve of us on the train. No more than children ourselves, but children that were about to grow up far too fast. I looked over at the youngest boy. He couldn’t have been more than twelve, but unlike so many of the others, he didn’t seem to be afraid. No, he was a hardened boy, with a grim smile and grim scars across his face. I suppose he thought he’d seen the worst this world had to offer, that the place we were going couldn’t possibly be worse than wherever he’d been. I didn’t have the heart to tell him he was wrong. <...
“New worlds” by Jill Siegler
Henry was packing his gear. As he picked and placed each item in the bag he began reminiscing about trips he'd taken in the past. Henry was a staunch loner. He preferred to travel alone because he always felt others slowed his travels down. His clothing packed tightly with small bags of medicinal drugs for emergencies and back up funds he closed the bag and picked it up. It was amazingly light considering the amount of things he'd put in it. Henry made his way to the door. Set down the bag. "One down, two more to go!"Henry w...
“Reedsy Village... next stop Reedsy Village” by Matthew Harris
Outer limits of infinite twilight zone spanning bajillion miles across Milky Way galaxy offered regularly scheduled business and/or leisure treks. This being the year 2319 anno domini, an intricate sophisticated network system linkedin easy access to travel avast distance anywhere premiering a damn trumpeting don, plus agent provocateur 99 Hulu darkness my old friend, who supposedly wanted to flickr godaddy hotmail within world wide web, or black hole if feeling funk. Automobiles and fossil fuels long since relegated to the dustbin ...
“2319 – LOST TO THE STARS” by Susan Kay Morningstar
Serilda and Lucile Diaz, looked at the space car their parents had gotten them, for this trip. Being twins, meant that they done everything together, or so everyone thought. But they have their own tastes, their own styles, and they don’t exactly look like twins, being they’re fraternal twins. Yes, they look like sisters, but unless you knew their age, you’d never guess they were twins. And they liked it that way. They’d grown up in a colony, far away from Earth, and have never set foot on a planet. But that was all about to...
“The World of Red and Blue ” by Emma W
The sky is blue. The sky is always blue, the ground is always red. Red ground and blue sky stretching to that never ending horizon. That was the world I had always known. The only world I probably ever would know. The old world they say was different, the old world of green. Of blue. Of all the colours, but mainly the world of green. That world of stories and pictures from long ago. That world that died so long ago. The world that gave way to this one of red and blue. Of pitiless skies and shifting san...
“THE OCCLUDED ROAD TO LIMITED DEVOTION” by Andrew Grell
THE OCCLUDED ROAD TO LIMITED DEVOTIONBy Andrew Paul Grell“Ahoy, Horatius!”“Hail, Julian! What news of the quest, old friend?”“Marcus has told me he has found the Thing of Things. He will be at Resonator One in Brand New York at Vespers.”“Brand New York. My thrice-great grandfather told me Brand New York was not a bubo on the fundament of New York, but New York was not much compared to Old York. Meet you at the K-Hop. Do we know why Marcus couldn’t show you on the Rho what he had ...
“Leaving Home to Resettle the World” by Daniel Kelly
Well, here we are again at the end of the world. Some decades after the end of the Cold War, some morons on one side or the other thought it’d be a good idea to fight each other and blast the world out of existence! Don’t know the details exactly, but human civilization is over… as we knew it. For a trio of centuries later, the United States countryside is looking pretty nice. No nuclear winter and no mutant monsters or bandit attacks! Myself? I’m just a young citizen of a small agricultural community i...
“Getting Away?!” by Christine Hungerford
I have to get away. I have to escape! Helena clambered into her jet car after opening its winged doors and sliding into her leather bound seat behind the steering wheel. She needed—no, had to—get away from the government and its officials with their black masks and guns that threaten and intimidate people into not throwing trash on the ground. I mean, what kind of government is it?! I know we live 300 years into the future, but that d...
“2319” by Aubrie Dodson
I stepped into my hovercraft, and pressed a purple button. There was a high pitched ringing, then it clicked. "Good, all of my luggage is transferred to my cousins apartment," I thought aloud. Then I moved a gold lever. My craft lifted off the ground. I leaned a glass plate, that was in front of me, forward. My craft headed in the same direction as I commanded. I exited the small, clear room I was in and zoomed into the blue sky.&...
“Autonomy” by Stefan Matthews
“William Morris once called Bibury the most beautiful village in England.” SUSIE was busy explaining the appeal of the Cotswolds to Biff, who had found an old signpost marked “Welcome to Bibury” and was proceeding to rip it from its pole and store it away.The other two listened with varying interest; Nelly’s interest had been piqued when Susie mentioned William Morris’ trade as a textiles worker, though she subsequently lost interest after that. CF6, on the other hand, hung on every word SUSIE said. SUSIE was very knowledgeable abo...
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