Short Story: "Grownups"

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Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Alicorn » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:16 pm

Grownups. Science fiction, < 1,400 words.
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Bluelantern » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:26 pm

huh, my reactions to reading this are very much like a series of gifs I saw on tumblr of someone reading an update and their faces slowly turning from joy to tears.
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby jalapeno_dude » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:13 pm

Wait, so am I a bad person for finding the story uplifting? I didn't think the ending was sad at all, compared to pretty much any alternative...
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Bluelantern » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:20 pm

jalapeno_dude wrote:Wait, so am I a bad person for finding the story uplifting? I didn't think the ending was sad at all, compared to pretty much any alternative...


Try see it in the terms of a family that is going to stay separated for quite some time?
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby jalapeno_dude » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:00 pm

Bluelantern wrote:
jalapeno_dude wrote:Wait, so am I a bad person for finding the story uplifting? I didn't think the ending was sad at all, compared to pretty much any alternative...


Try see it in the terms of a family that is going to stay separated for quite some time?

Oh, sure, I get that part. But it definitely beats them not meeting each other at all (because one or more of them is permanently dead and the future presented also seems better than the future with revival from cryo (allowing them to reunite) but no friendly!Singularity/uplifting...
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Alicorn » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:07 pm

I was going for a bittersweet tone, but, like, a crying kind of bittersweet.
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby DanielH » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:42 pm

I definitely got more of the sweet than the bitter, but it looks like others were on the other end of the spectrum. Crying was definitely appropriate, but I would have needed more than 1400 words to get there. I’m sorry for producing no tears for you to drink; I hope you can make do with my emotions from this story and the tears I have been producing by re-reading Luminosity and Radiance.
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Alicorn » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:47 pm

I will probably not die of tear-thirst :P
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby Unbitwise » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:31 am

Hi can we have this future for real please thanks.
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Re: Short Story: "Grownups"

Postby rockeye_stonetoe » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:40 pm

Become a computer scientist or a medical researcher. Make it happen.
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