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/
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