05 Due May 16, 2016 – The future

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Driving through the desert between Arizona, Utah and Nevada there isn't much to think about except pretty rocks and what time zone are we in. Then a song from my youthful days comes on and I wonder about its prophecies.

So here is the prompt: write a story set in one of the years from the song In The Year 2525 by Zager and Evens. If it's wrong to post the lyrics please delete them and here is a link - http://www.metrolyrics.com/in-the-year-2525-lyrics-zager-and-evans.html?ModPagespeed=noscript . You don't need to refer to what is in the song except for the year and you can't contradict it. Have fun.

As before, post your submission as a child page under the writing prompt page. Post comments and critiques to a particular sub as comments to that page.

In the year 2525, if man is still alive
If woman can survive, they may find
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lie
Everything you think, do and say
Is in the pill you took today
In the year 4545
You ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you
In the year 5555
Your arms hangin' limp at your sides
Your legs got nothin' to do
Some machine's doin' that for you
In the year 6565
You won't need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube

In the year 7510
If God's a coming, He oughta make it by then
Maybe He'll look around Himself and say
Guess it's time for the judgment day
In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down, and start again

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wonderin' if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing

Now it's been ten thousand years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what, he never knew, now man's reign is through
But through eternal night, the twinkling of starlight
So very far away, maybe it's only yesterday