Anachronic #Friday Fictioneers

Late is better than never!  After a fun-filled trip to Charleston, I return to Friday Fictioneers a couple days late.  Every Friday, writers from all around the world write 100 word (or thereabouts) flash fiction based on a photo posted that Wednesday on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ blog.

Here’s my story this week.  I welcome constructive criticism; without it I cannot grow as a writer.

Anachronic

“What’s this?” I asked.
“It’s called a television.”
“Whatever.  I think you should find a new hobby.”
“But its like looking back in time!” she said.
“And what is…that?”
“A plant.”
“Gross,” I said.  “Did you use soil or something?”
“Yeah.”
I took out some sanitizer and wiped it all over my hands.  I glanced at the television again.
“That image is so empty, it sorta freaks me out.  Where’s all the people?”
I looked out the window.  Towers thrust through the clouds below us, gleaming in the sunset.
“Seriously, turn that television thing off.”

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About glossarch

The word "glossarch" doesn't exist. At least, not yet. But let's pretend it does for a second. The first part is "gloss," a word that comes to us from Ancient Greek via Latin and English. It means "language." The second part also comes from Ancient Greek and can mean "having power over." So "glossarch" means simply "language controller." So what am I doing making up words? Well, I made up an entire language once. It's called Angosey. So I'm the Glossarch of Angosey. I'm currently a doctorate student in volcano seismology (a branch of geophysics). I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, launching balloons, programming, and hanging out with my lovely wife! Follow me on Twitter! Writing and language creation: @glossarch Balloons and science: @bovineaerospace
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9 Responses to Anachronic #Friday Fictioneers

  1. Danny, that’s a unique way of using the prompt and I like how you did the futuristic aspect.

    janet

  2. Imagine humans not interested in television. That would be the day. Nice job with the prompt.

  3. My guess is that reality television that delivered the death knell. Turn that thing off indeed. Nice job, Danny. Hope you enjoyed Charleston.
    shalom,
    Rochelle

  4. I almost want to laugh, but then, it’s sad.

  5. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Danny,

    I like the final sentence the most because it contains the prescription for the cure of our woes. Well done.

    Aloha,

    Doug

  6. I like the time twist in the story! The dialogue seems natural. Good job!

  7. Joe Owens says:

    Television is always causing divisions in the household.

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