Time Travel

Responding to Denise’s Six Sentence Story using the word ” FABRIC” https://girlieontheedge1.wordpress.com/2020/07/05/sundays-six-sentence-story-word-prompt-115/

Professor Heidelberg’s theories on breaching the fabric of time were published in 2320 and by 2350 the first working model of a time machine based on Heidelberg’s equations was perfected.

Soon after Heidelberg’s publication, a special committee of the World Council was convened to develop sound ethical guidelines in the use of time travel , and this gave rise to the ten commandments of time travel that were introduced into the public domain with great fanfare.

Due to evolutionary concerns, the first and immutable law of time travel was that limits were set on manufacturers to not manufacture a machine that could travel more than one million years into the past.

It was with mounting excitement that I adjusted the controls of the the time machine to propel me to 19th century London where I would perfect my research into the Victorian era for the new novel I was working on.

Adjusting my eyes to penetrate the fog clouding the busy streets of East London, I looked on in consternation at the strange apparition of Londoners with heads beaked like vultures, long reptilian tails and four arms hanging from their shoulders, only two in use.

I stood transfixed as I glanced at my reflection in a passing hansom cab and realized that the World Council’s first law of time travel had been broken.

Thank you to clcouch123 for the inspiration of Skeksis from the Dark Crystal

Published by lensdailydiary

Born Stepney, London, England. Emigrated to Canada. Married, two children, six grandchildren. Retired. Conservative and cultural catholic. LOVE soccer. Tottenham Hotspur. Read historical and fantasy fiction..

31 thoughts on “Time Travel

    1. Thanks, Denise. One can only hope that another rebel went back to pre-evolutionary time and changed us for the better. Perhaps adding a hundred more years or so to our life span, definitely a little taller and with eyes at the back of our heads as well as the front.

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  1. Can I just say, ‘Who doesn’t love a good time travel story?’

    That being said, among those of us who would write such stories, after the first draft sits on the screen inviting us to refine, who doesn’t have images of ships-in-bottles with an infinite number of tiny, little parts?

    Good Six.


      1. rummaging through my memory for time travel Sixes. (Of course I have a serial story, the Hobbomock Chronicles, but it is more of a transposition of a character to another time through unknown means.)
        …hey! I’ve an idea
        What say I try something I did here a couple of years ago in the way of a ‘collaborative Six’ … what we did was I wrote a Six and a couple of the others took the scene and ‘wrote more’… using my Six as the jumping off point. (A character in my Six who did not play a major role was the branch for Valerie’s Six).

        … let me know your thoughts, it might be fun and surely will be interesting.

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  2. Wonderful, creepy, steampunk work! The exposition sets a clear and calm, we’re-on-top-of-this tone. Then there are the punches toward the end, smack into our complacency. This is marvelous, speculative narrative, Len!


    1. “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
      Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
      To the last syllable of recorded time;
      And all our yesterdays have lighted fools”

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. I’m losing all track of time these COVID days.

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