Past Imperfect

Avatar Author: SerKevin I've been a programmer for over 28 years and have somewhat geeky tendencies. I have a love of anything Sci-Fi: movies, books, TV, etc. I really enjoy Japanese manga and animé, Ghost in the Shell series being my all-ti... Read Bio

“Right there,” he said and with a quick gesture Alex summoned the system controls in mid air beneath his open hand. The HALO playback paused, a shimmering holographic projection of a man, eyes closed, head against a mirror froze before him. He was walking through his past.

High-energy Articulated Lensing Oculus, HALO. He didn’t know how it worked, didn’t care. All he knew was the machine had tore a hole through space/time and this would be his only chance. This time will be different.

“Injection point Alpha, optimal outcome,” the AI stated coldly, “proceed?”

Was she worth it? Paradox, the destruction of an entire timeline for a single woman… “Proceed, priority override Phoenix1.”

Somewhere deep within the molecular machine the Heisenberg Engine sprang to life, infinite waves of quantum calculations folding space and time. The resulting wormhole stabilized into a singularity.

“Connection completed,” the AI confirmed, “transmitting sequence.”

Blinding light, then…

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nicely described sequence. Great start to a sci-fi epic. Just like a guy to do something dangerous, stupid, and potentially cataclysmic just for a woman.

  2. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    And we have lift off! You pull off quite the coup between this piece and it’s predecessor – a surprising, but still seamles transition between a well written story, and a superbly written SCI-FI story! Bravo… MH :)

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