Fiction Friday-ish: The True Meaning of Father’s Day

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Today, we’re checking out a short story from the May/June 2020 issue of Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. The True Meaning of Father’s Day, by John Wiswell. Though short, this is a clever and fun story with a hilarious twist at the end. So let’s see what’s in store, shall we?

Time Travel Shenanigans

A Time Traveler Association is having its annual Brunch in 1984, and one budding time traveler and his pals were debating on who should foot the bill. Chaos ensues, but Pelé gets the last laugh in the end.

The title really comes into play throughout this story. To put it this way, the story involves characters abusing time travel to pay a bill, all in a specific year that may or may not reference George Orwell’s classic story.

The simple idea of the cast going through the effort to abuse time travel to pay for a brunch is hilarious, especially since their strategies get more bizarre as the story goes on. All for the sake of starting this event for Father’s Day.

Not much else to say about it. It’s not a long story, but it’s entertaining to read. Your father might enjoy this one as a Father’s Day treat. What would you do with a time machine for Father’s Day? I’d love to hear it.

That’s all for today. Take care, and have a happy Father’s Day. Don’t abuse time travel too much, you hear? :3

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