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2020 Dinner

I pull my chair up to the table. I looked down at my plate. They don't make them as big as they used to anymore. My wife handed out the rations and placed them on everyone's plate.
I missed the taste of steak, potatoes, and fries. I was not going to complain this time, I am just thankful we have a meal to eat. Don't get me wrong, they have improved the artificial flavoring. The texture of the rations, it's just not the same. "Get out your supper pill Junior," my wife said. Junior is our only son. He is a very well mannered young boy at the age of 10. "Mom, do I have to?"Junior replied. He looked at me and I nodded my head. He reached into his pocket and pulled out the bottle of pills. "We need that for our daily vitamins now, with the food supply low we have to rely on modern medicine." I placed my pill next to my ration. I always waited until the very end to take my pill. It replaced dessert for me in my mind. We finished our meal and my wife collected the dishes and headed over towards the sink. I made my way over to the new "healthy" furniture in the living room. As I sat down Junior ran towards me. "Dad, I miss what was it like before the storm." I smiled and patted my son on the head. He was referring to last years crop season. The winters were long and and fall storms were very damaging. No one could get the crops out in time, even staying up into the late hours. It was a famine that struck all across the world. It hurt business everywhere, due to the limit in supplies. Prices rose, stock markets crashed, and the "Global FOOD" crisis center created the ration system. They told everyone it would only be for a little while until the EVOKE network finds a way to fix the problem. Every time I heard the word "evoke" I smiled. I used to be one of the founding members of the organization. I served my time and had helped solve a lot of problems. Just as the thought left my mind the phone rang. "Honey, the phone is for you. He said it's an important message but he wouldn't tell me his name." She handed over the phone. "Hello? This is Jake. May I ask...."

"There is no time for talk Jake. We need you again, how soon can you get to Washington D.C.?"

I was shocked. I had not heard that voice in a long time. I replied, "Alch? Alchemy is that you?"

"The old team will meet you there this Saturday. No later than 5:00. Good luck. "

Click. Just like that he was gone, as usual. I have never seen the man, he is a myth to us. I grabbed my suitcase and started throwing clothes into it. My wife came in the room and said, "Honey, what is wrong?" I could not reply, a million thoughts were running through my head.

"I have to go, it's him again. He said, he has a plan."

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Comment by Jake Baird on March 12, 2010 at 1:41am
Thanks :) I tried writing a story thing lol.

☆Agent Baird☆ ツ
Comment by John D. Boyden on March 12, 2010 at 1:55am
Great Read :) , Jake! +1 creativity. Loved the ending.
Comment by Wintermute on March 12, 2010 at 2:52am
I agree with John.
Comment by Simon Brookes on March 12, 2010 at 9:14am
Great. A powerful and emotional image painted there Jake. Simon
Comment by Edrian on March 12, 2010 at 10:29am
Woah!!! I love it Agent Baird.
Comment by Emil Dimitrov on March 12, 2010 at 10:41am
Comment by Edrian on March 12, 2010 at 10:41am
Gonna make a continuation for that story. Let's just say another Chapter? Hehehe... Would you permit Agent Baird?
Comment by Lynn Caldwell on March 12, 2010 at 11:33am
Imaginative dystopian vision of the future - hope it doesn't come true - Well done for creating fiction to explain things. Nassim Taleb wrote his Black Swan idea through stories and anecdotes. I might copy you and do the same...;o) Is Imagine 3 going to be the next chapter?
Comment by Edrian on March 12, 2010 at 12:02pm
Hi Lynn. Im talking about making another chapter of Jake's story. Hehe...
Comment by Edrian on March 12, 2010 at 12:46pm
Hey! Check my blog two. This is chapter two of Agent Baird's story. Please forgive me agent baird for making another chapter of your story. Thanks.


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