The International Writers Magazine:My Birthday 2054
last century dude
Finally its March 30th 2054. You know what that means? Hope
you didnt forget!
Its my 16th birthday of course and it sure didnt disappoint.
I had set my brain alarm to wake me up bright and early at 7am
and when Robustus, my new robot, told me my presents were downstairs,
I quickly pulled on some clothes and headed down the escalator.
I like Robustus. Hes so much nicer than my old house robot,
Annadroid. Thank God she had a fuse attack last week and the doctors
couldnt operate. I cant believe mum is still making
me go to her funeral next week.
believe what was waiting for me downstairs! Firstly, my dad got me some
stupid antique from like fifty years ago. Its called a CD
or something. It probably stands for Crap Disc it looks
pathetic. What the hell would you do with it? Ill use it as a
Frisbee next time I see dad and aim it at his head for getting me such
a useless present. I reckon CDs were probably before technology
even existed, poor dad.
Besides that piece of junk, mum got me my very own teleporting kit.
Its about time too. House escalators are going out of fashion
and I need to keep up with the trends to impress this girl from school,
so I can just teleport everywhere now. Unfortunately for me, it didnt
include any AAAAA batteries so I cant use it just yet.
The rest of my family got me lots of cool stuff. I got a retro-hover
board, which apparently was made because of some old film having a seventieth
anniversary or something. I also got a full sized swimming pool that
fits in my pocket at the push of a button and a TTV A Thumb
Mum and dad decided to take me out for dinner. However, the skyway was
completely blocked off because of some high-speed crash, so we had to
turn back and ended up playing a game of Ceiling Wars back
home. Robustus and I beat mum and dad easily!
Its been such a great day. Tomorrow we have to go vote
how boring. My parents are voting for Tony Blair. Dont ask me
why. That's to modern surgery hes been in power for 58 years now.
Robustus thinks hes an anti-techno and is voting for the opposition,
another old guy named Wayne Rooney. To be honest with you, I dont
really care! Politics is so last century.
Ive got to go now; my brain alarm is telling me that Big
Brother 53 is about to start on the TTV. Cant miss it!
© Alex Segal MArch 2054
Film Studies & Creative Arts Portsmouth University
of the Future
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