Portals

By @noellbernard

Portals

By @noellbernard

A short flash fiction piece (<500 words) about portal travel.

Chapter 1

Portals

Portals. Portals. Everywhere.

Travel used to be so simple, so straightforward. One walked somewhere, biked somewhere, drove somewhere, perhaps flew somewhere. None of that is necessary anymore. Such menial, old-fashioned means of transportation. No, portals are the way of the future. You know… after they sorted out all the bugs.

Still, I wonder what it was like.

What was it like to walk down a street with stores and restaurants and other little places lining both sides? What was it like to have to sit in a car or a train or plane for hours just to get to a certain store? What was it like to have different, unique, isolated cultures?

I guess I’ll never know.

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  1. Anansiboy

    I kind of like how it’s a social commentary on this type of world, and it’s a decent hook, but it definitely needs more.

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    1. noellbernard

      Thank you for your comment and I’m glad you liked the social commentary, but this (like many of my works on here) is only a flash fiction piece intended to make you want more. If it’s done that, then I’ve written it right. 🙂

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