It starts in 2023...
January 18, 2023 2:43 PM   Subscribe

A simple tale about how things are going to go. Six parts, just keep hitting "Next".
posted by benito.strauss (15 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
That was lovely! Thanks for posting it.
posted by Ipsifendus at 2:50 PM on January 18

My first thought was, "no story that begins 'it starts in 2023' is going to end well."

But this was actually quite charming.
posted by Not A Thing at 2:50 PM on January 18 [1 favorite]

extremely cursed to imagine facebook is still around in 2090, but this was cute
posted by dis_integration at 2:55 PM on January 18

Yep, that's pretty much how it happened, as best as I recall.
posted by neuron at 3:00 PM on January 18 [9 favorites]

That was fun!
posted by joannemerriam at 3:01 PM on January 18

Fuck my socks are wet.
posted by chavenet at 3:56 PM on January 18 [5 favorites]

Like a low-stakes Interstellar... I like it.
posted by kaibutsu at 4:09 PM on January 18 [1 favorite]

Low stakes 17776.

LOW LOW LOW stakes! 60, 70 percent off!
posted by ursus_comiter at 4:57 PM on January 18 [4 favorites]

That was a much-needed treat! Thanks for posting it here.
posted by armeowda at 5:03 PM on January 18

Thank you, benito.strauss! And it’s wonderful to see you again!
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:18 PM on January 18 [4 favorites]

Loved it and the hot egg deals!
posted by floweredfish at 5:28 PM on January 18

I just kind of kept going, having lost track of what page I was on, and when I got to the next page I felt a little tricked, then I went back and read the last page a little more carefully, and noticed I'd missed the date on the Roombas.

This was nice. There's not enough nice/quaint in the world. Not everything needs to be deep or weighted down with terrible import.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:15 PM on January 18

I was also reminded of 17776. Might have to re-read that.
posted by Ickster at 6:54 PM on January 18 [2 favorites]

What a sweet little story. Thanks for posting it!
posted by gentlyepigrams at 9:52 AM on January 19

Very nice. I hope the future goes anywhere as well as this, but recent history suggests this hope is forlorn :-(
posted by dg at 1:04 AM on January 20

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