SF Drabble #46 “Vertical Distance”

Olympia isn’t a tower, it’s an arcology. To buy in costs a fortune and you have to already have a job lined up inside. You also have to have a dozen references from residents.

I dated a girl, that is to say, I… well, ‘dated’ may be a strong word. She lived in the tower, father on the Governing Council. At the time I thought it was a fantastic arrangement, but she was just slumming: disappointing daddy for the thrill of it.

He told me if he ever caught me with her again he’d have me thrown off the roof.

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