“What’s that, Grandmother?”
“A tree.”
“Why is there a little girl in it?”
“She’s climbing it.”
“Why?”
“To pick a juicy green apple.”
“What’s an apple?”
“Something delicious to eat.”
“Yuck. Whoever heard of eating anything green?”

Grandmother traced the photo with her finger, remembering. She started to describe sunlight and seasons and ripening fruit, but Una was bored. “I’m hungry. Food, now!” Her personal robot whizzed to her side, offering a tube of whitish-grey paste. Una squeezed and swallowed.

“Why are you crying, Grandmother?”
Grandmother closed the album and stared off into space, and didn’t speak again for days.

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Margarida Brei
Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
6 months ago

What a foul world you described Fuji, where humans eat whitish-grey paste!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago

Intriguing, Fuji. I was also dumbfounded by the questions your story left in my mind. Nicely done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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6 months ago

You’re most welcome, Fuji.

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