Back To Nature

Photo by: Mike Vore

Lance and Jen walked along the boarded forest trail. The silvery, “Ranger” android assigned to them, played the latest sports scores as it walked ahead of them. Occasionally it offered news on the latest stock market news related to the pair’s investments.

Jen kept her eyes on her tablet reading about “Back to Nature” Paleo dishes, because she really wanted to get into nature. Lance felt the same way. He watched a movie about survivalism on his tablet.

After a grueling 20 minute hike, the two returned to their plastic, faux wood cabin. Clouds of nanites hovered outside, devouring mosquitoes, beetles, wasps, and centipedes, and any insects that approached within 30 yards.

Inside, the two breathed air with the unsightly smells of decaying leaves and wood removed. Instead, to get that “real outdoorsey feeling,” a pine scent manufactured in Egypt, was added in.

They “roughed it” by waiting for the Android to prepare their food in actual pans, instead of receiving it instantly from the food printers. They had to settle for a mere 60-inch flatscreen rather than their familiar and homey holovid projector.

They reclined on the massaging couch staring at their tablets.

Lance texted Jen, “Isn’t getting back to nature great?”
Written for Sunday Photo Fiction:

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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17 Responses to Back To Nature

  1. James says:

    I’m sure should this technology become available, some folks will “rough it” in style.

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    This is not far from many city folks idea of roughing it already. Great fun read 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Hehe. Yeah I’ve seen people “camping” in their RV’s with a satellite dish on top and watching TV in the air conditioned vehicle. Wow. They were really stretching themselves. 😉

      Glad you had fun. Thanks!

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  3. willow88switches says:

    Sounds like a futuristic idea of “glamping” – glamourous camping for those city-slickers who just can’t bear the truth of the outdoors. *snorting* – I was reading this with tongue in cheek and tons of snark on the palate! Well done and Cheers!

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  4. Lyn says:

    The last line said it all…sitting next to each other and still texting. You have to feel sorry for them, they have no idea of the true joy of camping. I used to love it. Nothing better than toast cooked over an open fire, potatoes cooked in hot coals, sausages cooked on sticks and burnt marshmallows 😀

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    • EagleAye says:

      You are so right. Food cooked inexpertly by yourself over an open flame, often burnt, tastes like heaven. Huddling around a fire because anywhere else is too cold, sharing stories and just watching the flames, now that’s good living.

      I do feel sorry for them. Too often I see people that make me think of them. I hope humanity is better than that in the future.

      Thanks much, Lyn!

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  5. Susan says:

    Electrical outages are roughing it for me

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  6. Mike says:

    Heaven help nature, pine scent!

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  7. Ha ha ha, that day is not that far into the future the way things are going.

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