Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life

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The Four and a Half Minute Boiled Egg
Series: Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy all a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, an argument at the breakfast table about egg boiling times escalates and threatens to end their marriage. This parody piece is a mundane short story of 3500 words, written in the style of science fiction's "golden age".
The Faulty Television Receiver
Series: Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy all a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, a faulty television receiver can still lead to argument and cause them to examine their marriage. This parody piece is a mundane short story of 4100 words, written in the style of science fiction's "golden age".
The Tinsel-Free Christmas Tree
Series: Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, an argument about how to decorate the Christmas tree escalates and threatens their marriage. This parodistic piece is a mundane short story of 2900 words or 12 pages, written in the style of science fiction’s “golden age”.
The Three Quarters Eaten Dessert
Series: Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, an argument about sharing a dessert escalates and threatens a friendship. This parodistic piece is a mundane short story of 6000 words or approximately 20 print pages, written in the style of science fiction’s “golden age”.