Matt and Mark walked through the market. It was colorful and loud and exciting, but outside their VR Helmets Istanbul’s market was empty.
Everyone they saw actually rested at home with their own VR helmets. The whole idea made shopping safe for tourists. No criminals or thugs threatened the westerners…most of the time.
Somehow, Kadir, with his massive muscles and tattoos, slipped past Istanbul’s police.
“You don’t have to be so nice,” explained Matt. “No one’s really here. See that huge tattooed guy?” Matt giggled. “Hey! Your momma was a whore!”
“Oh that’s awesome!” enthused Mark. “Realistic blood! And your nose honestly looks flattened!”
And the moral of the story is: Even on the internet, it’s best to be polite.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers. Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields presents a Fictioneer-provided photo as a prompt for flash fiction. This is my story. Look here to see what others wrote: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/17-july-2015/