Going out to play in the future might be a little different for some children.

The year is 2066 and it is about eight o'clock in the morning. The sun is shining and the clouds are few, it is the perfect day for WAR games.

WAR is an acronym for Wynn's Alternate Reality.


Raymond is 12 years old and he has just entered the city.

Ray, short for Raymond, is going to meet his friends, Mo, short for Mohammed, and Su, short for Su-Lynn, on the outskirts of the park; it is game day.


As Ray started down the boulevard a monstrous snake-like dragon swooped over a building and it was billowing flames of orange and red. The flames that came out of its mouth was at least nine feet long, and the dragon headed straight at Ray.

Instantly Ray ducked behind a transportation pod and pulled his laser weapon; (Zeeeeit, --- POP!), a direct hit.

The dragon burst into a million bits and then the bits vaporized.

Suddenly a massive mechanical spider stepped over some residences and confronted Ray, so Ray quickly activated his Personnel-Assist Transponder. Then, almost instantly, what looked like a flying vacuum-cleaner swooped in from above and sucked the spider into its metal shredding jaws.


Ray decided to try some side-streets to see if he could use them to get to the park faster.

Soon, Ray was happily greeted by two cartoon characters. On the next street there was a dinosaur, then a Pegasus, three Unicorns, several Pixies, some Leprechauns, and then Ray saw  a Banshee on the last street as he approached the park; none were of any concern.

Just when all seemed safe and Ray was about to enter the park, Witches attacked riding jet powered brooms; Ray took cover for a second time. He was firing at them and they were dropping slim-bombs, trying to immobilize him.

If he could only make it to the park, there he would have help from Mo and Su, and they, (The Invincible Triad of Wynn-city), would save themselves and the world from the forces of evil and certain doom.

At that very moment Ray heard a familiar voice, --- it was Mo!

"Hay Ray, over here, we'll provide laser fire while you make a run for it!" Mo yelled.

Suddenly a multitude of weapons-fire occurred as Ray ran to their side.

The Witches that were hit with their laser fire were being transformed into soap bubbles that floated up and over the park.

Fierce dragons were being vaporized by this band of hero's, and massive mechanical spiders were being sucked up and shredded. Terrible flesh-eating creatures and robotic monsters of destruction were being immobilized by their excellent marksmanship.

Yes, it is another exciting game-day in this holographic city. And The Invincible Triad of Wynn-city, like many others, are having a blast; (Zeeeeit, --- POP!).



D. Thurmond / JEF


Submitted: May 01, 2017

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Yep, I could see this one happening, JE, not so far off in the future. A very entertaining short read!

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