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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Succinctly yours: harvest


Over at the Grandma's Goulash blog, Grandma herself posts a picture (this one from http://publicdomainreview.org/2012/06/30/france-in-the-year-2000-1899-1910/) and asks us to write a short story of 140 words or a short-short story of 140 characters including spaces and punctuation, based on the picture.
There aren't any bonus points (because there aren't any points at all) for using the word of the week, which this week is "harvest" chosen by Grandma's daughter before she saw the picture, but I like to try to fit it in.
Of course, I never read anyone else's submission before I post mine. That just isn't the done thing, don't you know? But I'm wondering if Anthony had "my" idea before I had it. Meanwhile, do take a moment to check out the website where Grandma found the picture. It's very interesting.
  
Here is my succinct submission of 138 characters including spaces, punctuation, and a derivation of the word of the week.
  
They imagined children in the year 2000 would learn from books harvested into a hopper and sent to headphones. Scanners and eBooks, maybe?
  
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6 comments:

Judy SheldonWalker said...

So clever; I really like it!

Pat said...

Imagining how things will be in the future reminded me of when I was young, realizing that I would be 52 in the year 2000. I thought, "Hey, I'll probably still be alive then and maybe people will have cars that fly."

anthonynorth said...

Yep, it's certainly getting close. Nice one.

Grandma's Goulash said...

The hopper was just the prototype, of course. :D

I wonder how accurate we would be in envisioning our world a hundred years hence. I'm just hoping it will still be here.

Jerry and I also had similar ideas this week. I didn't peek at his, but I know he had the idea first.

Jim said...

Good idea, Kay. We had those things in high school minus the corn sheller. There were wires running all over the typing room with headsets attached and picking up the Dictaphone playback via radio waves.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dictaphone
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EG CameraGirl said...


And I wonder what school will be like in another 25 years. :)