Reading a short story marred by anachronisms, like referring to a "kiwi," which came from an adman's renaming of the Chinese gooseberry (one name, anyway) to "kiwifruit" in what - the sixties? Unless, of course, the writer meant the character was eating a bird (not that he would've had either).
Too bad because the story was spoiled a few things like that. It makes me think about our view of times past, and how we can get the wrong ideas entirely, which perpetuate themselves through things like short stories. My "...and also rodents and unicorns," and "the smell of a waterfall" in my time travel movie was meant to show that not-quite-accurate picture times in the future have for times gone by.
posted by - 7:20 PM