Friday, March 1, 2013

Back from the Future- blog hop

When first read about the Back from the Future bloghop, I knew I had to participate. The premise is simple.
You’re up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven’t brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you … from you.
You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox — sent from ten years in the future — and it’s filled with items you have sent yourself.
What’s in it?
A flat round stone eroded smooth. Where did it come from- the Chadar trek, Machu Pichu, or a deserted beach?
A ticket stub from Nairobi. Did I summit Mt. Kilimanjaro, shoot the Big Five, or go on work?
A menu of Bookworm Bistro. Was my first book written there? Did I open my own restaurant?
A shadow photograph of a woman flanked by two men. Is that how tall my younger one is going to grow? I turn it over. There is a note to me, from me.
(It’s nothing like you imagine. Much better than you dream. Carpe diem.)
A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.


Nicki Elson said...

Oh, I love it! So much mystery, and how awesome that it's all going to be even better than you imagine.

Thanks for joining the fest!

Jill Haugh said...

Lovely thought, that. I like how you left it open.
~Just Jill

Suze said...

I like it when people send notes to themselves. :)

M Pax said...

Awesome note. I like how all the items left you with wonder and mystery. Great job.

nutschell said...

i love that note! Your future self is keeping your future a surprise. that's the best gift ever.


Julie Flanders said...

I love this! Love the sense of mystery and joy in it, very fun. :)

erica and christy said...

So many possibilities!

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the possibilities!!

Anonymous said...

LOVED this post! What an intriguing future! :)

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, what fun! Thanks for sharing this, Natasha. And I love that note you find in your story. It gives me hope :-).

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Having just a hint of the great things life has in store for you oughta put an extra little spring in your step. Love it.

Joyce Lansky said...

Yes. Seize the Day!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Natasha! I imagine your boys will be that tall in ten years. And you've left a lot open for discovering in the next ten years.

Lily Tequila said...

Like that you left some mystery in there- flat stone especially :-)

Shaharizan Perez said...

It's funny how our items from the future evoke so many more questions. It sort of makes everything possible, doesn't it? Loved your drabble!


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