The booth clung to the edge of the fairground like a leech. The owner sat alone, swiping at a futuristic-looking tablet.
“Whadya got?” I asked.
He stood, flashing me a shark grin. “Novelties from lost places.” He proffered a small box. “From the Garden of Eden. Real apple wood.”
I rummaged through the items. “Lost places? Really?” I held up a hat marked CALIFORNIA.
He glanced at his watch. It had no time, just the year: 2020.
“How’d that get in there?” His shark grin widened as he shoved the hat behind him. “Now, how about a T-shirt from Atlantis?”
May 14th, 2020 at 2:45 am
I wonder what other paradises we will lose? The stall owner is a prophet ot a time traveller!
May 14th, 2020 at 2:54 am
Sounds like an absolute, genuine … con man. Nice one.
May 14th, 2020 at 3:18 am
That was clever, mixing what is still real with what is fabled fantasy
May 14th, 2020 at 8:37 am
Sigh. I hope this isn’t a prophecy. Well done.
May 14th, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Very imaginative, David – loved it.
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May 15th, 2020 at 7:19 pm
I don’t know how anyone can make a living like that. Maybe it’s a cover for more nefarious dealings?
May 16th, 2020 at 7:06 pm
This made me grin 🙂
June 1st, 2020 at 8:32 pm
Thanks, Dawn. 🙂
May 20th, 2020 at 11:28 pm
Love the…how about a T-shirt from Atlantis. Now there’s a place you don’t hear about often. Leave it to you to bring her front and center. It’s always intrigued me, myth or otherwise. As a kid I believed there was such a place. 🙂
June 1st, 2020 at 8:31 pm
I do like the idea of it. Have you ever heard of the Richat Structure? It’s this huge circular formation in the Sahara. I’ve heard some people claim that is Atlantis. In any case, it’s pretty cool: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richat_Structure
June 2nd, 2020 at 3:58 am
You know I love this sort of thing so I’ll hit the link, thanks. 🙂
May 28th, 2020 at 8:01 am
Maybe he’s from the future where California really is lost.
June 1st, 2020 at 8:28 pm
That’s the idea. 🙂