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.)
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A Drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.

15 comments:

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.

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Julie Flanders said...

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

erica and christy said...

So many possibilities!
erica

SueAnn Lommler said...

Love the possibilities!!
Hugs
SueAnn

thegalnxtdoor 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!

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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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