Imagine A World In The Future
Everything is immaculate, clean and pristine. Nothing is out of place. Skyscrapers dawn over you. Robots wander the street giving you information. And the hovering cars on the mountainous skybridge…You are in the future.
Jemima wakes up and stumbles out of bed.
“Do I seriously have to get out of bed?” she queries.
Stumbling out of her bed, she walks into her neat and tidy kitchen and makes herself a bowl of cereal. Checking her watch and she gasps surprised.
“Uh oh I’m gonna be late.” she says. Worried, she puts her half-eaten bowl of cereal in the sink. She gets dressed as fast lightning and then races out of the door into her hovering futuristic car. She reverses quickly out of her driveway and drives through the neighbourhood road, dodging cars parked curbside.
Jemima merges onto a main road not knowing what is ahead of her..
She turns on the radio, switching station after station “Only just a bunch of advertisements!” Suddenly, without notice, the car falls to the ground and screeches along the clean asphalt below.
“OH MY GOODNESS! AHHHHHHHH!”
Finally, the car halts to create a full sense of silence.
Jemima lies unconscious in the debris of metal.
“Hmmm… It seems we have a car accident downtown,” Ben says as he listens to the ambulance radio announcement.
“Well that's odd! We don't usually get car accidents these days and if we do they're not that severe.” Leila states.
“Apparently she's unconscious, a 25 year old female, Jemima Clinn.”
“Let's make a move,'' Ben suggests. “Do you know where the accident is?” Ben asks Leila. “It's 420 Greensworth Lane,'' replies Leila.
The fluorescent lights and siren echo through the streets and this is considered serious…code 3. Minutes later, they are speeding along Chace Road and turning onto Greensworth Lane.
“The accident is up ahead,” Leila states. As they park the ambulance on the side of a road Leila notices the twisted metal “ Oh my…”
“Look at the accident! It;s like you wouldn't even know that's even a car if you didn't have a clue!” exclaims Leila.
“Oh! I see what you mean…” Ben pauses “May I have a look at the body?”
“Uhh yeah… sure… I guess” replies Leila.
Ben pauses again. “Were there any witnesses?”
“Yeah, the guy over there right next to the Jeep Cherokee.”
“That's a pretty banged up Jeep!” Ben says. “I’ll have a look at the woman first though.”
Ben moves towards the twisted metal. He cautiously stumbles over the debris, locates her body on the bitumen and carefully examines it.
“She's unconscious. But miraculously breathing.” Ben says to himself. “Leila! Get me the stretcher!” Ben shouts.
“I already got it!” replies Leila as she swiftly places the stretcher over Jemima.
They haul her to the ambulance and place her in the rear. “I’ll sit with the patient,” Leila says.
“Ok,” Ben replies while turning on the ignition. Ben steps on the pedal, turning on the sirens once again. The cars move to the side of the clean road the ambulance pushes forward through the traffic.
Suddenly, the ambulance halts. Leila puts her hand on a bar inside the ambulance.
“Whoa! Easy on the pedal!” Leila says to Ben.
“Yeah, yeah it's just that we're stuck…in traffic.”
“Are you seriously kidding me.” Ben says agitated.
Jemima’s eyelids open slowly exactly at the speed of a snail. The beeping of the heartbeat monitor was roaring in her ears BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP. She realises her hands are covered in cuts and bruises.
“NNNGH” she groans as she pulls up from her bed. Just then a nurse comes sauntering into the room “Oh! I finally see that you're awake,” the nurse says quietly.
“Yes” she said in a hoarse voice.
“Please, do you mind getting me a glass of water?” she asked croakily
“Yes ma’am I will get you that right away!” she answers.
As the nurse leaves the room Jemima looks around noticing how clean and pristine it is. She looks through the window pleased with the view. The nurse enters the room once again and puts the glass of water on the bedside table.
Someone knocks on the door and the nurse peeks through the window “Excuse me for a moment please.”
Then the nurse returns.
“We did some tests on you and everything looks fine. We think you're good to go!”
Jemima yawns, covering her mouth. She hops on the monorail and buys a refreshing soft drink and a packet of chips on the vending machine. She sits down on the seat. Anticipating home…