Future University

Photo by: Ulrika Undén

Phil and John stood in a long line of candidates waiting to rise up on the escalator to a new life.

Phil said, “This looks like a scene from Logan’s Run.”

John scoffed, “Don’t be childish.”

“Yeah okay, sorry,” said Phil. “The pomp and circumstance just seems a bit much.”

“What do you mean?” John said.

“You know. All the fancy robes and stuff.”

“It’s a big moment,” explained John. “Entering the prestigious Future University to build humanity’s starships is a big deal.”

“Yeah, I get that, but why the escalator?”

John shrugged, “You wanted a higher education, right?”

Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/02/05/7-february-2020/

Author’s Notes:

Please don’t hit me. You know I can’t pass up a pun…

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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21 Responses to Future University

  1. tedstrutz says:

    I was just about to do that.

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  2. Lyn says:

    LOL love that last line 😀
    P/S I remember Logan’s Run. Man, that’s showing my age 😮

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  3. Dale says:

    Can always count on you, Eric, to elicit a guffaw from me!

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    Groan! What a pun! And you set it up so well, too. I wouldn’t mind working on the starships, though. Any chance of a job?

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  5. Dear Eric,

    I still win. I put my coffee aside before reading yours. This would’ve made me snort for sure. 😀



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  6. ‘Higher education’. Escalator. Bwahahahahahaha! 🙂 Luckily I wasn’t drinking coffee! On matters ‘Logan’s Run’, I never saw the original movie – wasn’t old enough on first release – but have a distinct recollection of seeing a TV series based on it a few years later.

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    • EagleAye says:

      The picture was the perfect setup. I think it took me all of 327 milliseconds to think up that last line. 😉 Oh you missed out on Logan’s Run. As a young adolescent, seeing Jenny Agutter running around in what amounted to a negligee, was “stimulating” to say the least. 😉

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  7. granonine says:

    Thanks for the giggle at the end 🙂

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