99 word prompt : Old World

August 22, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about old world charm. It can be nostalgic or irreverent. You can invent an “old world,” return to migrant roots or recall ancient times. Go where the prompt leads you!

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  CARROT RANCH



“AnnaLisa,” My granddaughter said.  “Join us for chocolate cake!”

“Haha u,” She chuckled.  “Old.”

“In my day, no child refused this lusciousness!”

“2020?”  She chuckled. “Virtual eat. No hydrolos.”

“Can you translate?”  I asked my granddaughter.

“Language is now thoughts.  Words are a second language to her.”


“Translation:  I have a program installed. I can taste the cake as if I’m eating it, but there’s no calories, it’s not 2020, Great Grandma.”

“Whatever happened to tradition?”

“Two words,” My granddaughter said.  “Artificial intelligence. She can’t keep up in school without it.”

“Robots by any other name,” I grumbled.




©Joelle (Don’t go there) LeGendre