Stories tagged “time travel”

  • Time. Travel? Time? Travel. Time? Travel? Time. Travel.

    “You’re going to kill yourself?” “More or less.” Drew readjusted his seating position. He sighed. He looked up at the ceiling. He looked back down. He picked up his coffee. “Let me get this straight.” “Go...

  • I Know Now

    I am from the future. I know this may sound specious, but let me explain. In the future, time travel to the past is possible, but seldom employed. In the future time travel to the past has no thrill, it’s not possible to learn from the past because t...

    • Author: 5ws1h
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • The Problem With Time Travel

    Alright…I’ve only got a few minutes before the next, um, event, so I’m going make this quick. You’re listening to this, I’m assuming, because you’re interested in my work. That’s good. In fact, there is soon to...

    • Author: beatnik307
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Tale of Time

    Time sighed as he looked down at the two teenagers arguing below him. He watched as the girl went from hugging the boy to slapping him, after he said something in her ear. He looked on as the boy blustered a protest, which the girl ignored as she walke...

    • Author: wytherwings
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • In the loop

    tail in its mouth." “Ourobouros,” I said. “At least I think that’s its name.” “Whatever,” she said. “Anyway, you punch in the numbers here, and then push this button.” It was large, and blue, a...

    • Author: Pat J
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Dreaming Through Time

    We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams. However, every once in a while a child is born who’s memories and dreams actually do take them forward and back th...

  • Parade

    I sat in the bushes watching the parade go on in front of me. I looked at the crowds and took in so much of the atmosphere that I barely noticed that right on time the motorcade came around the corner. In it the man of the hour waved to the people, smi...

    • Author: Tristan
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Just Don't

    When I walked out of the high school staffroom, it was like walking into the past. Then I saw the pictures on the wall and realized it was walking into the past. There, in the last set of Grad photos, was my friend Julie who had graduated the year befo...

  • Orange

    Brother Neimus bowed his shaved head to Brother Paulus as he passed him on the way from evening prayers. The scent of citrus blossoms wafted through the stone arch windows. He paused and glanced out at the acres of neatly-tilled fields. Curious, he saw...

  • Time Shirt

    This was possibly the weirdest thing that had ever happened to me. I was lounging around my crummy apartment. The place was a wreck, I had been in and out of prison for three years. My cat had long since left, my possessions run-down. I grew hot, so I ...

    • Author: Sam Ervin
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Witnessing Creation

    The R. Tanassis drifted through the black, its captain looking anxiously upon the control panels, trying to discern the ship’s speed. But, as he would soon find, speed is meaningless if you’re the only object in existence. A mistake, somewh...

  • The Jumper

    I was a man, and now I am nothing. For every wormhole I’ve ever traveled through, another tragic realization reaches my senses by the arrival of “the end.” Another friend, dead millennia in the past. Another love, missing in the fabri...

  • Going Too Far

    “This is crap,” I mutter. “And I think one of the pigs is sick.” The smell still makes me gag. I’ve been feeding the pigs, sleeping with the pigs, and recycling their manure for nearly a month and I’m still not used ...

  • The Circle of Life

    Nobody knew where the Scourge came from, only 2 things were known about it. Mosquitoes carried it and only one out of a million humans were immune to it. In all of North America only 400 people survived. Luckily one of the survivors was Dr Tachayon, th...

  • The Mundane Explanation

    I press one. This needs thinking about. As I pace back and forth, I realise I feel detached, like I’m observing this in the same way a writer observes the characters in a story-in-progress. Perhaps that’s the best way. Treat it as a puzzle ...

    • Author: Zerrakhi
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • That Kind of Day

    It’s the kind of day where you run out of toilet paper. The kind of day where you hear the phone ring while in the shower and pick it up half a second too late. The kind of day where you jump in your time machine to go back a few seconds and catc...

    • Author: KevSaund
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Ambassadors

    “So you see that there is a symmetry here, when we look at the dilation of time from each inertial frame of reference. You understand?” The old man raked his fingers through white, unkept hair and smiled. I nodded, and shook his hand warmly...

    • Author: Kespan
    • Posted about 8 years ago.
  • therapy (Mature)

    I had chosen this moment very carefully. Noiselessly I step into the room and close the door with a soft click. My past self is lying on the bed, stockings ripped and legs crossed. Her back is turned to me and her chest heaving is as she quietly sobs i...

  • From Somewhere Else

    It’s hard to tell exactly how large the creature was that made the prints. The indentions were easily 12 inches across. The “finger” sections, 3 to 4 feet long. And, of course, the obvious question is… “Whatch00 reckon t&#...

  • At Least The Bastard Fried

    I had practiced for several hours before it was supposed to start. Staring at the photo of my daughter, I recited the small talk that would occur. Hello. How was your trip? Hope the place was easy to find. But I knew as soon as she walked through the d...

  • I'm Here To Save The King

    I lined up my shot. I had to fix this. Everything had gone wrong, and it was up to me. After all, it was my fault to begin with. That sadistic bastard was a million times worse than his father. I took careful aim. I had to be right on with this. If I m...

  • I'm Here To Be The King!

    Just before I fired, I clocked myself on the head with a rock. What the hell was I thinking?! Turns out, the grandfather paradox is a load of bunk. The cosmic puzzle. So, here I was, saving myself from myself by knocking myself out… I’m goi...

  • On Butterfly Wings II: Drunk Talk

    “You might think I’m crazy,” the woman started to talk again, a new drink in her hand. “But really, I caused that thing.” She was probably already drunk. I wonder what happened to this lady. Her eyes were red and swollen; ...

  • On Butterfly Wings III: Nosebleed

    “You know what a black hole is, don’t you?” she continued. I started to regret ever nodding. “You see, we worked on the principle that singularities have the capability to drag spacetime to such an extent that it actually creat...