Thursday, March 31, 2011

summer wind

June 2043 - Jack Cooper is 40, Jillian Cooper is 39, Jackson is 14, Rachel is 12, Piper and Alex Smith are 9.

Jillian tries her best to console her son over his first breakup.

"I'm sorry sweetie."

"I just don't know what I did wrong. Why she doesn't like me anymore."

"You didn't do anything wrong. She just isn't right for you."

Monday, March 28, 2011


May 2043 - Christopher and Margaret Long are 15, Jennifer Cox and Gabrielle Wheeler are 16, Jackson Cooper and Tom Smith are 14.

In a few months Christopher and Margaret will have their driver's licenses, but until then they're stuck at home most weekends. Their parents work a lot on the weekends, and Forest Hills is too far from Providence to walk.

So when Jackson calls and says he has a bunch of friends over, Margaret and Christopher are happy to join them. "Why don't we meet at the park?"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

alone in Kyoto

April 2043 - Cynthia Kim is 46, Julie Kim is 9 (Robert Kim is 46, Justin Kim is 19).

Over spring break Julie and her mother take a trip to Takemizu Village. Cynthia wanted Justin to come too, but he refused. Julie wasn't sure she would go, but her father thought it would be a good idea for her to spend time with her mom.

Cynthia has been making lots of changes to the house. She's been talking about moving here after the divorce is finalized. "What do you think of the house? I bought some new artwork for the walls, and I got some new furniture. I'm still working on it, so let me know if there's something specific you'd like for your room."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lowell College: Spring 2043

Spring 2043 - Juniors: Nate Centowski, Theo Centowski, Opal Raymond; Sophomores: Christian Andrews, Ellie Fairchild, Justin Kim, Meg Stanton, Aimee Wheeler; Freshmen: Isaiah Gavigan, George Smith, Tina Traveller, Riley Wilder, Curtis Wren.

There are a lot of relationship changes this semester. Curtis Wren and Ellie Fairchild are dating, although both of them insist it's not serious.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

tears in heaven

March 2043 - Andrew Carter and Kate Myers are 40, Harper Myers is 17, Avery Myers is 10.

It starts out like any other morning. Their parents are both gone before they leave for school, so Harper makes sure they have breakfast and leave for school in time. When both of your parents are doctors, you get used to taking care of yourself at an early age.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


February 2043 - Patrick Seiff is 29, Clara Seiff is 24, Molly is six months (Viola Cameron is 51, Alison Cameron is 17, Bella Cameron is 18 months).

Clara and Alison try to get their daughters together at least once a month. Since Clara is seven years older than her baby sister, they were never close when they were growing up, but they've gotten closer over the last year, and they want their daughters to be close.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I took some time for Christmas

January 2043 - Amin and Brenda Zhang are 29, Barack is 16 months.

Last November Brenda ran her first national campaign and was elected to Congress. She's excited to be stepping into national politics, but she also worried. In a few months she'll be sworn in as a congresswoman, and then she'll be commuting between Providence and D.C. Since the election she's been frantically trying to get everything ready before the move, but she tries to spend as much time with Barack as possible.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

are you coming over for Christmas?

December 2042 - Orlando Centowski is 48, Steffi Centowski is 47, Benjamin Grove is 24, Phoebe Centowski is 22, Nate and Theo Centowski are 20.

Phoebe stops by to visit her mom a few weeks before Christmas.

"I wanted to ask you about Christmas dinner," she says.

"You're still coming, aren't you?"

"Of course. I wanted to know if my friend Benjamin could come."

"Who's Benjamin?"

"He lives in my building. He's in the military, and he doesn't get enough days off for Christmas to go home, so I thought he could come here."

"Of course honey."