September 12, 2022, prompt: Write a story about balloons on a bumper in 99 words (no more, no less). Is it a spectacle, an occasion, an eccentricity? Why are the balloons there? Who is involved? Go where the prompt leads! Click here for details.
Future Things – by Hugh W. Roberts
“Why pink balloons?”
“I feel that in 50 or so years, pink will be the colour for people like us,” replied Giles.
“I hope they don’t damage the bumper of my new Ford Model C Ten,” responded Roger.
“Damaging the bumper of your new car is the least of our worries. What happens when we get there matters more.”
“Yes, you’re quite right. We may not be married in law, but the reaction of our parents when we tell them we married each other is something I dread. I wonder if same-sex marriage is a thing of the future?”
Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.
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