Monday, June 28, 2010


May 2031 - Priya and Sanjay Ramaswami are 41; Anjali, Padma, and Clara Long are 12; Paul Ottomas is 13.

Padma Ramaswami definitely isn't a kid anymore. It seems like just yesterday she was a gawky little girl, but now she's definitely a teenager. She spends hours in the bathroom, practicing putting on makeup and admiring herself in the mirror.

Anjali, on the other hand, is just as nerdy as ever.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

the new year

February 2031 - Andrew Carter and Kate Myers are 28; Harper Myers and Toby Wright are 5.

Kate and Andrew have been together since college, but they haven't gotten married or even engaged.

"Do you think maybe we should get married?" Andrew asks.

"Why?" Kate asks.

"We've been together for 8 years, and we have a daughter together," he points out.

"What's the point of getting married? We already live together."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

ease your feet in the sea

November 2030 - Autumn Miller and Tucker Wright are 27, Toby Wright is 5.

Autumn is pregnant with her second child, and Toby is very excited to be a big brother.

Friday, June 18, 2010

when i'm 64

August 2030 - Faith and Herbert Goode are 68, Elizabeth and John Lowell are 60, Orlando Centowski is 36, Tommy Ottomas is 20.

One sunny day in August a few weeks before the start of classes, Faith and Herbert meet John and Elizabeth Lowell for a tour of the renovated observatory. Faith and Herbert have been very financially successful, and they've decided to donate most of it to the Lowell College Physics and Mathematics Department.

Monday, June 14, 2010

father and daughter

May 2030 - Ricky Cormier is 35, Sandy Fairchild is 45, Ellie Fairchild is 6.

Ricky is surprised to get a call from Sandy one morning. They haven't talked in more than six years.

"It's been a long time," she begins. "We agreed that you wouldn't be involved in Ellie's life, but she's started to ask about you. She really wants to meet you."

Monday, June 7, 2010


February 2030 - Julien and Melissa Cooke are 42, Anthony is 12, Adrien is 6 months.

At 42 Melissa assumed her child-bearing years were far behind her. But six months ago she and Julien became parents again.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

makin' time

November 2029 - Orlando and Sharla Bertoni are 24, Donna is 6 months.

Orlando and Sharla got married right after college, and they already have their first child, a daughter named Donna. They've been best friends since they were kids, and they've been together since high school, but being married with a child is much harder than either of them had imagined.