dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2

Stone Soup 2035

Now that we're in vignette mode, I'd like sort of suggest that Val's confident predictions about the future are all so much bunk. Let us start with her love object Alix. You and I see a dead-eyed irritant who resents the process of education because it keeps her from wandering around outside all damned day long. What we're going to be looking at is the Joan of the 2030s: a strident idiot who has to pretty much have her older sister run her life for her until she finds a Wally of her own because she doesn't have street smarts. Oh, she'll repent the messes she made but, man, she can't quit making them because she doesn't know how to function on her own.

This means that Holly will be where Val is now: a frazzled, put-upon mess who has a hard time admitting that most of the reason that she's harder on her daughter than she probably should be is that she too wants to erase the mistakes she made by hobbling the present day. By this time, Val will have seen how impossible that is and make a half-assed attempt at apologizing by owing her stupidity.
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