20 Jul

Peter has had enough of modern life, so he’s given it up.

He’s sold his house, his car, quit his job and moved to the wilderness. The pursuit of the almighty dollar bores him; he wants only the pursuit of food and shelter to fill his mind.

Peter looks around his little valley with satisfaction.

“Home, sweet home” He chuckles at the cliché and sits down to continue whittling a new spoon.

His phone buzzed, “Twitter: New mentions

This new life was perfect. Plentiful game and foraging, beautiful rolling countryside and really good 3G. What more could a man need?


6 Responses to “Basics”

  1. Sylvia van Bruggen 20 July 2012 at 19:17 #

    heh that always gives me a kick, when I am somewhere remote, and I get new tweet notifications :D

  2. timvansant 21 July 2012 at 15:23 #

    Cute. Was this inspired by the United Nations Human Rights Council passing a resolution affirming Internet access as a human right?

  3. Steve Green 21 July 2012 at 16:16 #

    Heheh! Back to basics, modern day cave man (+ phone, of course.) :)

  4. Mr S 21 July 2012 at 18:24 #

    Retreating back to the wild seems like a brilliant idea, then I remember I wouldn’t be able to plug my phone in. What’s the point of nature unless if I can instagram it?

  5. Li @ FlashFiction 22 July 2012 at 10:32 #

    heh heh heh reminds me of the family vacation we took – a rustic cabin with no TV. We played lots of card games, swam, etc. but my son still recalls it as the worst vacation ever.


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