Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

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Write a story in 175 words where the central theme is time travel.

When the leap occurred, it wasn’t anything like he expected. There he was twenty-five years into the future looking in on his own funeral.

There was a sense of satisfaction at being present in so much as he didn’t believe be would live another twenty-five years.

Around the casket were gathered a whole bunch of people he had to look at carefully to ascertain who they might be.

His children were all there looking older and in some cases a bit more ragged than he knew them. Beside them were a group of adults he realised they were his grandchildren and in their arms their own children.

He listened to the words spoken of him, of his record as a father and grandfather and how much he meant to all of them.

At the end, a small grey-haired lady spoke a few words in between tears in a lilting accent that left him aghast.

She came he thought, as he suddenly found himself propelled back into his reality.

 

Written for: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/weekend-writing-prompt-33-time/

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4 Responses to Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

  1. Lyn says:

    I wonder what some of us would see if we had the ability to do that? Delighted? Disappointed? Regretful? Probably a mixture of all three.

  2. A quantum leaper see the unexpected, sounds like it might make a great TV show.

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