Time Travel App (Beta Version)

Avatar Author: BARomero I am Home Again... Was a Ficleteer... Then a Protagonizt... Still a Protagonizt, but feeling very Ficly once again... Read Bio

I have to say, this is the worst 99 cents I ever spent.

Sure, it sounded like a good idea when I downloaded it. A time travel app on my phone. Who wouldn’t want that?

Of course, the thing they don’t mention in the product description is that you need a good cellular signal to use it. And there are no cell towers in the Cretaceous Period. No bars is most definitely not gonna cut it.

On top of it all, this time jump drained my battery to three percent. I can’t even take a picture of that iguanodon over there.

Oh well. At least I have Candy Crush until I figure out what to do about this situation.

You can be sure my review in the App Store is going to be “No Stars…”

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  1. Avatar Zerrakhi

    Cute story. It’s funny, succinct, and immediately secures the reader’s sympathy. Who HASN’T fantasised about going back and taking a photo of a dinosaur?

    Also, the hero’s cheerful optimism really provides a sense of character.

  2. Avatar BARomero

    It definitely would have been something to put on instagram… ;-)

  3. Avatar BiC

    Welcome back, BA! Great opening line. The whole thing is so matter-of-fact, the character so unaffected, reminds me of the way smartphones make us apathetic to the world around us. ’ Oh well. At least we have Candy Crush…’

  4. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I agree with all of the above. The way you took ‘application’ to make a punny twist on this challenge and then played up this unaffected but hopeful character is genius.

  5. Avatar thebetweenspace

    Genius.

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