Picture it & Write – 2050



“Mom! I don’t have want to have tattoos.”

“Listen, Sherry. It has been a norm in the country for so many years.”

“But, Mom…”

“Thirty years ago, we fought with our parents to get tattoos. It became a symbol of teenage independence in 2020. All teenagers have sported tattoos since then.”

“But, Mom, this is 2050. Human body is considered precious and pure now. I don’t want to spoil it with tattoos. It is so uncool.”

Seventeen-year old Sherry walked away in a huff. Her mother did not understand anything anymore. It looked like the fashion of bygone days was making a comeback.

This was written for Ermilia’s Picture it & Write.

39 thoughts on “Picture it & Write – 2050

  1. hahaha this is genius. i love the twist.. yet there’s a possibility that a scenario like this could really happen in the future, who knows ^^

  2. Haaha, love, love, love your take on the prompt! Trying to portray my mom saying that made me burst into a fit of giggles!

  3. 🙂 It’s so true that each generation seeks its identity based on what the generation before was not and that often leads us in cycles. A quote from one of my stories: “The most surefire way to accomplish something is to tell a child not to do it.” I’m sure the opposite might have a ring of truth too.

    • Thank you very much, Sharmishtha. Appreciate your spending so much time on my blog today and for all the encouraging comments. Have a good day:)

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