Genres: Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Robot, Technology, War
Escape Pod 871: The Contrary Gardener (Part 2 of 2)
The Contrary Gardener (Part 2 of 2)
By Christopher Rowe
(Continued from Part 1)
Even in the ‘Ville, even in a family of master cultivators, tickets were not easy to come by, so it was not unusual that Kay Lynne had never been to the Derby. What was unusual was her absolute lack of desire to attend the race.
Kay Lynne genuinely hoped that her instinctive and absolute despisal of the Derby and all its attendant celebrations was born of some logical or at least reasonable quirk of her own personality. But she suspected it was simply because her father loved it so.
“You managed to get two tickets this year?” she asked him, and was surprised that her voice was so steady and calm.
“Just this one,” he replied, turning his back on her before she could hand the ticket back. “I decided this year would be a good one for you to go instead. There’s a good card, top to bottom.” (Continue Reading…)