In Life – Part 10 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. Thud! My eyes fly open. It’s dark. Thudda chugga whoosh. I sit up on the couch and look around, but I can’t see anything. Chugga whoosh thud! What’s going on? I grope for the end table. Where is my phone? Is there a burglar in here? I touch theContinue reading “In Life – Part 10 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 9 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. The pizza is wonderful, but I’ll have to go on a diet for the next year to offset the calories consumed. I’m also disappointed that the quadruplets don’t allow me to meet their parents. Purple takes a tray up to them, and I don’t hear anything they say, becauseContinue reading “In Life – Part 9 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 8 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. The next screen asks for eye and hair color. “Blue eyes and blond hair.” If I imagine marrying somebody, it’s a man with blue eyes and blond hair. Blue taps the relevant buttons. A large green START button appears at the bottom of the screen. Interesting. I’m about toContinue reading “In Life – Part 8 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 7 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. Today’s the day. It’s the first Saturday in August, I know how to turn on a computer and do some basic things, but I don’t know if I’m going to accept the quadruplets’ invitation. I stand in front of my closet, unsure of what to wear. If I don’tContinue reading “In Life – Part 7 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 6 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. The next two weeks pass by in obscurity. I have nothing to do all day long. Worse still, I don’t feel like doing much, but I know Aunt Bev would not approve of this idleness. She’s left me her home, her money, and her legacy of love, but I’mContinue reading “In Life – Part 6 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 5 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. Later that morning, I meet Adam at the church. We arrange Aunt Bev’s funeral for a Monday so that her friends from the salon won’t have to take a day off. I dread going home and calling Becky, but I know I have to. She doesn’t go to church,Continue reading “In Life – Part 5 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”

In Life – Part 4 – Sci-Fi Fantasy

This is a work of fiction. There’s hardly any traffic on the way home. As soon as I walk through the front door, I take off my shoes, go to my room, change into my old pyjamas, and lie down on my bed. It’s not late but I’m through with the day. The problem isContinue reading “In Life – Part 4 – Sci-Fi Fantasy”