This is my fiction entry for the third day of #Barathon 2017, the fortnight-long blogging marathon for bloggers everywhere, organised by Blog-A-Rhythm! Today’s prompt is ‘Of Ice and Men’. I have also used the theme for the challenge ‘seven’.
Welcome to the Innovative Fashion Week 2071. Mr. Igloo has traveled all the way from the South pole to the Indian Ocean. He is here to present to you the Ice Collection, a collection of clothes for daily, casual and comfy wear.
Here’s a collection of formal suits and dresses, fun clothes and sportswear made from, you guessed it right, snow! Each ice crystal has handcrafted from the variety of ocean water available from the ever increasing oceans. It is full of impurities like penguin droppings and fish skeletons, which will give your skin a healthy glow. Mr. Igloo chooses ice which can withstand a person’s body temperature and yet not melt. Because, if it can tolerate global warming, your body temperature is child’s play.
Our range of casual wear and sports wear is aimed to increase comfort levels and enhance performance. Now, even if you stay at home watching froth form in the water all day, or run your feet off on your tiny island, you can be comfortable. No sweat, literally.
How do you wash these clothes? Simple! Dip into a bucket of water, hold for 1 2 3 seconds and voila! You’re good to go.
Variants include algae green, mercury red, polluted grey, oily yellow. Our premium product is “Aquamarine Blue Jumpsuit”, which costs 100,000 pearls, but we are not inviting orders for this product. That’s because the primary ingredient, clear glacial water, is in short supply.
If you live on the continents, and have cruised here to the oceans specially for this event, get ready for disappointment. This product cannot be used on land. Not because of any product deficiencies, no. This is because Mr. Igloo does not wish to conduct business with people who are responsible for his igloo melting in 2067. He wishes to “help the day dreamers and the achievers who thought about alternative residential opportunities.” (from his interview conducted at the launch of his first factory in Antarctica in 2068)
Mr. Igloo will be selling these products on his ship. Display your pass and proof of ownership of your island, and you can lay your hands on the coolest fashion product since the dawn of man. Hurry! The first seven people to buy anything from the Aqua Cool Sports Wear range will get a 70% discount, and a chance to travel back in time to the year when our glaciers were whole, our penguins happy, and our homes, firmly grounded.
P.S.: It is difficult to create a fantasy or sci-fi world in 500 words. It is more difficult to understand more about this world in 500 words. Feel free to ask questions as random as this fiction post. Best questions get an “Aquamarine Blue jumpsuit” for free! 😛