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Vacation in Sunny Future!

"Vacation In Sunny Future! Chat Now! Our Friendly Bots are Standing By!," said the screen.
I wanted to go into the past from my perfectly ordinary life, but that was illegal because I might change something. Like all those stories where the world goes to hell because of some tiny stupid thing I might do back then.
So instead, I took my vacation in the future, taking the chance that I'd get stuck there, like all those stories, and never be able to come back. But that risk I was willing to take.
So I went into the future, spent two weeks hiding from the environment, and then came back.
But now the world was different. Desperate, going to hell. That wasn't supposed to happen. My brief absence from my perfectly ordinary life had changed--something.
The End
This story was first published on Thursday, November 4th, 2021
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