In the Blink of an Eye

Beam Me Up 4
If you’ve ever been late to a job interview after a hellishly sweaty ride on the subway, you have probably at least once in your life said, “Man, I wish I could just, like, teleport myself there.”  Because what could be better than blinking your eyes and immediately being at your destination, no transportation necessary? No longer selling your soul for a measly seat on a plane or wondering suspiciously if that’s pee or…something else… on the subway. You’d never be late and you would always arrive looking neat and freshly pressed.

But, what if, we really did live in a world where everyone could just teleport to… anywhere they wanted? (Well, anywhere REAL that is, I’m still looking for that portal to Narnia…) Imagine a world where all transportation was obsolete. There would never be any unnecessary road rage or subway rage or airplane rage… just a rage-less society of calm, happy people who were always magically on time!

People would be casually popping in and out of places at a moment’s notice. Foodies flocking to Paris for their morning coffee and croissants.  Middle earth fans zipping over to New Zealand to go on hobbit-inspired walkabouts. Criminals dropping in and out of bank vaults to steal all the money.  Party crashers abruptly crashing all the parties. Perverts appearing suddenly in bathrooms everywhere. Creepy clowns sneaking up behind you for no good reason. Your mom unexpectedly showing up inside your apartment to ask you why you haven’t teleported over for a visit when it takes no time at all! Don’t you love your poor mother? Why?!

On second thought, maybe riding the subway isn’t that bad.

Amy likes to draw and write. Follow her on Tumblr where she makes poorly animated gifs and Harry Potter fan art: http://amymariestad.tumblr.com!

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