Friday, March 1, 2013

Back From the Future Blogfest !


M. Pax has teamed up with the lovely Suze of Subliminal Coffee, and Nicki Elson, for the Back from the Future Blogfest.  




We don't get to ride in the Delorean, but we do get a surprise from the future. . .


You're up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven't brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you ... from you.

You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox -- sent from ten years in the future -- and it's filled with items you have sent yourself.


What's in it?



Retro Box from the Future, circa 2023, by DG Hudson


In my shoebox mailed from Paris in 2023, these things were found :

- Short-flight boots
Gives the wearer the ability to fly like Superman just above the traffic.  A test prototype, gifted only to scifi writers.

- A camera
Press a button and the photo becomes simulated reality (similar to the paintings at Harry's wizard school, you know the one).

- Photo of the family residence in Paris
We live in France for half the year in 2023 on the proceeds from my best-selling scifi novels.

A sketch and plans for a PFV (that's personal flying vehicle)
Introduced by Honda/BMW Corp. in the year 2023.

- An issue of a Medical Journal
Featuring new visual apparatus to protect our eyes from sun damage. The eye protection is required while the holes in our damaged ozone layer are repaired with a protective shield.

Now, I have a few questions. Do I share these discoveries with the world? Will I get arrested for flying above the traffic?  How will they catch me? Hmmm.

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Would you want to test a personal flying vehicle or short flight boots?  OR Would you be a little worried about opening a box from the future? Please share in the comments and thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog.

Hope you have fun checking out those shoeboxes via the list below!

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55 comments:

  1. I think I'd be a little scared at opening a box from the future, but my curiosity would probably win out.

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    1. That curiosity is what makes us writers,Heather. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Hi D.G.
    What a collection of items!
    The short flight boots are definitely the most fascinating! Great questions to ponder...
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Hi Michelle, and yes, I've always wanted that flying ability. But if everyone had them, we'd need sky flying rules.

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  3. Simulated reality photo would be neat.

    I'd want time in a bottle. I need more.

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    1. If we could figure out time in a bottle, we'd be in the money.

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  4. i didn't know suze was back! yay!----i probably shouldn't share this--but i am freaked out by opening almost any box--esp. if it were delivered!--this was fun :)

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    1. I'm sure Suze will love that,Lynn. Yes, I guess it could have been Pandora's.

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  5. Why am I not surprised you'd have a house in France?

    And, yes, we'd have to be careful with the inventions sent to us from the future. In the wrong hands...must keep flying boots under wraps I think and only use them in the countryside. But wouldn't that be fun. :)

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    1. You must be getting to know me, LG, I do have a soft spot for Paris. What freedom if we could fly, but I wonder if we'd have to take gravol. . .

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  6. I would love flight boots, and I included a flying item in my box too . . .it would be tough to fly and not get caught, but maybe just maybe I could keep myself to short, less noticeable flights. . .

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    1. We might be reported as a low-flying UFP perhaps, (unidentified flying person).

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  7. Flying above traffic? I'll take a pair of those boots!

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  8. Fly, D.G.! You were obviously given the boots for a reason ...

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  9. What an inventive and intriguing list. A VR camera? Neat. And I want those boots!

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    1. Thanks, Mary, the boots seem to be a hot item. I'll buy shares in that.

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  10. Ooh! I'd love a camera like that. And those boots, to boot!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  11. I love this idea of a box from the future. It makes your mind just flow with ideas, I think. I will go and read a few of the other blogs, but I must say, I just loved this one. I would be 83 then, in 2023, and maybe a tad tired, so my box may include an old-fashioned flannel nightgown, some good books (do you think books will still be around then or just on pads), and maybe some furry slippers.

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    1. I still think books will be around, but they will be our 'treasured ones', at least for me,Inger.

      A nightgown, slippers, and hot chocolate?

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  12. I'm not a sci-fi writer but I still want the boots! Love the Harry Potter-esque camera too. Very fun list. It's great to meet you, DG!

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  13. Your box has brought so many delicious dilemmas. I say practice with the boots at night, and when you're sure you're fast enough to outpace the overly-curious---blow everyone's mind!

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    1. Sounds good to me. Yes, I think I'd better practice a bit. But there must be a manual in that box.

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  14. There is sure a lot of imagination packed into that box! I'd be most intrigued by the camera and the boots. Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to fly. But at my age, I might do better with a flying easy chair.

    Nice to meetcha. Count me in as your newest groupie.

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    1. Thanks for the follow, Susan! Welcome, and nice to meet you, too.

      It's the influence of all those flying superheroes. . .I guess. Might need gravol at first, til we got the hang of it.

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  15. I would have guessed that Volkswagen would have come out with the Hover Car first. :)

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    1. You know Honda likes to get the jump on everyone else. I'm sure VW wouldn't be far behind. Thanks for the follow, DL.

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  16. Definite boot envy!!! Though the camera would be superb too :-)

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    1. Boot envy - that's funny. Yes, I really liked the 'animated paintings' in Harry Potter.

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  17. I think I'd prefer the PFV . . . and yes, I'd be worried about opening something from the future. It could turn out to be a Pandora's box, after all.

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    1. I'd bargain with someone to make the first prototype and test it! As long as an alien didn't pop out.

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  18. Love the idea of the boots. Commando Cody or Rocketeer time! I'd be afraid of microbes from the future with a mutated virus or three. You can tell that I watch too many horror movies! :-)

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    1. I safety scanned it with my handy-dandy virus detector, Roland, but it's always good to be cautious.

      I liked Rocketeer, but I remember it took him a few flybys to get the hang of it. Thanks for visiting!

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  19. Oh Honey, this is the most fun post so far I've read for this blogfest. You had me at flying cars.

    .....dhole

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    1. That makes me feel good, Donna! Thanks for the follow and Welcome. I reciprocated. I wanted to have fun with this theme.

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  20. I definitely want to have a go with those boots!

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    1. I agree. Flying boots are something retail should invest in. Everyone wants them.

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  21. Your shoebox is my favorite so far! Brilliant ideas!

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    1. I'm pleased. Thanks for the follow and Welcome Jackie. I'll be visiting you, too!

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  22. What good is a flying machine if you never fly with it?

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. First you have to build it, hence the plans and sketch. Then, you fly with it.

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  23. The boots would be okay around town, but I'd like to have a flying vehicle for trips across country.

    Lee
    Writers Workshop
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. I agree, Lee. Must build that PFV, or get someone to build it.

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  24. What a fun shoebox! Flying cars and soaring spirits. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Kittie, I've always admired those flying machines.

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  25. Too late -- you've already shared them, and now the future will be changed! Mwahaha!

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    1. I only shared the idea, but yeah, some writers can be very inventive.

      The plans are locked up for the PFV, just in case, Milo.

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  26. VERY FUN and imaginative D. G. LOVE the flight boots. Hopefully they are stylish and can be worn for walking as well. A fashionista from Paris doesn't want to look gauche. LOL.

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    1. I didn't describe how I envisioned them, but at one time I wanted to be a fashion designer and live in Paris, so of course they would be stylish. They might be like the 'ruby slippers' though, and too good for street wear.

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  27. What a great shoebox! And here I only sent myself back a picture. I'd love one of those Harry Potter kinds.

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    1. Wouldn't that be fun? But it was a distraction from the story.

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