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October 24, 2006

Tanya: Time Enough for Lunch

She paced the kitchen nervously, wringing her hands, as her husband worked on the odd metal contraption in the den. “Frank, do you remember reading The Veldt in Miss Presley’s English class?”

“Sure, hon,” he replied distractedly, tinkering. “Empathic house, self-cleaning, where you could go to Wonderland or Oz, Sweden or Mars. Great story.” He winked at her. “Our new Chronolux won’t quite take us there.”

Their son Tommy whined and griped on the bottom stair, hurrying Frank belligerently. “Yes, the empathic house, but don’t you remember…”

“That’s it. It’s fixed. Come on, Ruth, Tommy wants to see the dinosaurs.”

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"Time Enough For Lunch" ... love the title.

I'll have the Lazarus Long on a baugette.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at October 24, 2006 11:03 AM · Permalink

References to a Ray Bradbury short and a Robert Heinlein title, all in one post! Clever.

Posted by: Elisson at October 24, 2006 3:39 PM · Permalink

Check before you post!