Starting Over – Short Fiction

This post is just a little short piece of fiction for your enjoyment — and for some exercise in thinking. It isn’t likely to happen in our lifetime, but the possibility does exist, and sometimes it pays to think about these things ahead of time.

 

 

COMPUTER READING - LIGHT GRAY

STARTING OVER

“Looking back, I remember how easy everything was – especially communication.”
“Tell me, Grandpa.”
“Computers ran everything, including phones and automobiles.”
“Really!”
“And almost everyone could be reached by Internet.”
“I’ve heard about Internet.”
“It’s been twenty-two years since the grids went down.”
“And that shut everything down?”
“Yep. Nothing could be manufactured, vehicles couldn’t run, almost all communication shut down. Our nation had been attacked by E-bombs, and our irresponsible government had no back-ups.”
“Did we fight back?”
“Couldn’t. No way to fire missiles, no planes. And once we were down, other free nations were attacked. The whole free world reduced to walking, writing with wooden pencils, and bartering goods for food and water. Grandson … your generation has a big job ahead of it.”

 

 

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Lee says:

    It may come to that. Hope not before my surgery, though. 🙂

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