Great-Gran told the story at virtual family gatherings, always when the Young Ones wanted to hear about the ancient ways.
Great-Gran removed the worn family album, an heirloom created centuries earlier when people used Polaroids, from the vault, as real books were priceless.
It automatically fell open to a smiling couple—holding hands—using what was called public transportation.
“Once upon a time,” she began “before teleportation,” she clarified, “Great-great-great-Gran met Great-great-great-Gramps riding on a train to an office—before holographic workspaces,” further clarification, “when human contact was still allowed, and people still smiled. ‘Twas an instant molecular binding…”
Lisa H. Owens
Just 100 Words
100-Word Stories - May 2022
Published on The Drabble - August 30, 2022
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