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,’ kept in a vault, as real books were priceless.
It automatically fell open to a smiling couple, holding hands while seated in what was ‘public transportation.’
“Once upon a time,” she began, “Before teleportation,” she clarified, “Great-Great-Great-Gran met Great-Great-Great-Gramps commuting 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.”
“I write to make people laugh, or cry, or cringe.” – the writer