I Was Promised A Flying Car

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“I was promised a flying car.”

My gritted teeth and the metal roll-cage interfered with the complaint registering.

“Tube attendants, please prepare for cross-check and launch.” The mechanical voice detachedly droned; a string strung between the future and the past.

“Sir,” the attendant leaned down to answer me, “Unfortunately, this is the best we can do at this time.”

“I was promised a flying car,” I sneered, tearing into the complimentary bag of hermetically-sealed edamame.

“On behalf of Sub-sonic Pneumatic Energy Workers everywhere, please accept my apologies.”


“Thank you for traveling into the future.”

[This was their catchphrase]

He stalked off down the cylindrical corridor of the vacuum-fresh tin can car.

“I was promised a flying car!”

“Are you going to eat those?”

“No. Have them.”

“It doesn’t suck so bad,” my companion offered in exchange for my salty snacks.

“It’s a pneumatic tube train,” I explained. “It’s built on suction.”

He just laughed.

“I was promised a flying car.”

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  1. Avatar Mighty-Joe Young (A.K.A Strong Coffee)(LoA)

    look man people around here cant even drive on the ground i hate to see when they try to fly

  2. Avatar Chakatreamentinnahouse (LoA) Fool

    Whatever, man, I feel your pain! I was promised a car that folded up into a briefcase. You know what I got ? A ‘93 sunbird, that what I got . So I totally feel you on the "Where’s my flying car?"

  3. Avatar Seth Miller

    Thanks for the comments and ratings! I’m glad folks are enjoying the story.

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