Genres: Science Fiction
Old People Rules
by Holly Schofield
So I’ve figured it out. There are eight rules for old people.
Rule #1: Old people try too hard
I didn’t think anything was wrong until Milanda hit ‘upload’. The app’s progress bar had crept almost all the way across the hologram before I noticed the target website was Dad’s.
The icon I’d designed, a grinning 3-D dragon, began blinking its large eyes, showing my app had activated my spyware.
“Hey, it really worked. Uber-crystal, Fran.” Milanda said. She shoved back her chair and turned to face me.
I was sprawled on her bed, painting my nails. “Swing Me Hard, Girl” by BlueLulz surrounded us—Milanda’s new bedroom wall paint, with nano-speakers embedded right in, was super-crystal. I’d love to design something like that. Some day.