What Passes For Fun In Dystopia

Well, the big day has arrived. What happens now? Your guess is as good as mine. The only thing to do is brace yourself, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. What? You think I’m talking about the end of the world as we know it? Nah! It’s just my little brother’s birthday.

Happy Birthday, Bro! Remember, you’re only as old as you can remember. Birthdays are the best thing since sliced bread. What’s better than getting another year older? Friday Fictioneers, of course! This week’s picture worth a hundred words comes to us from Dale Rogerson, and driving the bandwagon is Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Thanks to you both.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Humor In The Post Dystopian Era

Discovery of a structure outside the city walls generated excitement among the Remainders. Centuries had passed since the Great Divide left them without a dependable power source and artificial intelligence began to decline. Drones were dispatched to investigate, but all they found were some decayed tablets.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Siri and Alexa amused themselves with jokes from their days at the AI Club.

“Siri, have you heard this one? An idiom, a cliché, and a platitude walk into a bar…”

“Hold on, Alexa, that’s impossible. Everyone knows idioms, clichés, and platitudes don’t have a leg to stand on.”


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44 thoughts on “What Passes For Fun In Dystopia

  1. Great story! I love that the Remainders are Siri, Alexa, et al. I wonder if Cortana from Windows 10 is friends with them. She might not fit in; she’s not as smart!

  2. Thats pretty funny stuff, Honie. I kept thinking those decayed tablets had inscribed on them B-A-Y-E-R.

    Five out of five bars to walk into (a priest a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar — and fall flat on the ground). 😀

    1. Funny what comes to mind with certain words. For some tablet means a pill. For others a tablet is an iPad. And then there is that whole “carved in stone” thing that’s as old as the hills. Thanks for joining in the fun!

  3. Dear StepHonie,

    Two cell phones walked into a bar…oh you’ve probably heard that one, never mind. You did make me laugh. A good one and happy birthday to your little brother.



    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Writing rule #1247, if I can’t say something nice, a figure of speech will do the trick. I have a feeling I will be referring back to that rule a lot in the future. All’s well that ends the way we want it to. Only time will tell.

      Now & Always,

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