Experiment #274

Lies Dad Told About the Colony

The colony will be the best thing that has ever happened to us.

Blue skies, warm breezes, and golden seas are waiting.

Every house has a robot servant. (What are you going to program ours to do?)

The colonists play hologames and have concerts every week.

Your mom is going to love it.

She’s wanted to go away for as long as I can remember.

I’ve got a job already lined up.

Everything’s fine. Mom just needs some time at Grandma’s to prepare for the trip.

They have water slides and space jumps at recess!

Your mother and I still love each other.

We’re just taking a break.

We’ll be able to go back to Earth whenever we want.

Yes, it’s my weekend.

I don’t know where Mom is.

There’s nothing wrong, we just need to go… so we don’t lose our spot.

I don’t hear any sirens.

You’ll blink and we’ll be there.

Mom will come visit as soon as we get settled.

Yes, it is unusually cold.

No, Mom hasn’t called.

There’s plenty of food to go around.

The policeman just came to say, “Hi.” That’s all.

The other colonists left because they can’t handle it like we can.

I’m not hungry.

Take my blanket. It’s not helping me anyway.

That was just a statue you saw. I’m sure our neighbors are safe and warm.

It’ll taste like chicken when we cook it right.

Mom will come with the spring transport.

We’ll be a family again.

We’ll make it.

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