Jason and Brett had been travelling now for about eighteen months. They sat today on their backpacks in front of the post office in Phnom Penh, waiting to board a boat that would take them into Vietnam.
“You know that we no longer live in pre-Facebook times don’t you mate?”
Brett smiled openly. He knew this argument front to back. Anticipating Jason’s next jibe, he said “I know, but Mum has trouble sending ‘Red Cross packages’ via email.”
“Well it just gets a bit annoying trying to find the bloody post office in very new town”.
“I’d rather be poking around and chatting-up the girls” said Jason.
“Relax mate, there will be plenty of time to chase girls on the boat”.
“Oh and I guess that because this is such a pain in the arse for you, you won’t be wanting any of the Tim-Tams Mum sent, will you?”
A piece of Flash Fiction incorporating the Challenge theme of Prolepsis, which i took to mean the anachronistic representation of something as existing before its proper or historical time, as in ‘the precolonial United States’ or, the anticipation and answering of an argument before one’s opponent has put it forward.