A Personal History of the Future

Avatar Author: BARomero I am Home Again... Was a Ficleteer... Then a Protagonizt... Still a Protagonizt, but feeling very Ficly once again... Read Bio

When I was born, the future was unimaginably infinite.

When I was eight, the future was flying cars and spaceships.

When I was eighteen, the future was independence.

When I was twenty-eight, the future was her.

When I was thirty-eight, the future was the corner office.

When I was forty-eight, the future was giving him his independence.

When I was fifty-eight, the future was Florida.

When I was sixty-eight, the future was frightening.

When I was seventy-eight, the future was lonely.

When I was eighty-eight, the future was unimaginably infinite.

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  1. Avatar Infinity.

    this is amazing.
    as it is, I love the word infinite because it’s a true statement.
    I love how you describe how some people think through their life, I think my favorite line is “When I was sixty-eight, the future was frightening” this is really great to me and some people have different preferences but I like this a lot!
    Kudos. I applaud you! :)

  2. Avatar mark.i.wang

    I generally don’t like poem ficlets, because poems have sacrificed rules for the sake of artistic expression, whereas ficlets are challenging in that they convey a story with economy. But, even i admit that this is powerful.

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