Short science fiction and
fantasy stories that, more often than not, end with a
surprise or twist you couldnít see coming. Transport
yourself to other lives and other worlds where travel
through time and space is a reality and where second chances
and the end of the world sometimes cross paths. Itís a
detour into the unknown filled with wonder and excitement
beyond reality, and yet close enough, to make you second
Stories filled with amazing tales
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The End of Time - A group of time
travelers save Abraham Lincoln, but at what cost?
We started with a worthy goal. We
were three optimistically minded scientists, one of us an historian
as well. We had approached several billionaire tech industry giants
with a secret deal, a deal to change time for the better. We were
obviously, young and naive, for, had we even considered the
implications for even a second, we might have realized that we were
handing to men who were used to using the world as their playground,
power that belonged only in the hands of God. How could they not
abuse it? Was not the temptation too great for even the most
virtuous of men? We never realized, of course, our time machine
didnít have to reach their hands to be dangerous.
My name is Oscar Willington, my
fellow time travelers were scientist, Susan Brisco, and her husband,
It took us a total of ten years from the day we had begun soliciting
funds to the day we finally had created our time machine. We had
such high hopes, such glorious dreams. Where to start? Should we
kill Hitler as a baby? That one has floated around forever, but why,
when you could simply grab the child, bring him to the future, and
make sure he was raised in a loving home. Maybe our first trip
should be to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, or JFK. We
could stop wars before they started, prepare thousands of farmers
for oncoming droughts beforehand. Every mistake mankind had ever
made, we could reverse.
Our first thought, of course, was
what would the ramifications be if we did change history? Did our
arrogance and overconfidence lead us to believe we knew better than
the will of God? Was it God that allowed calamities for reasons
beyond our human understanding? As scientists, of course, we were
compelled to believe in cold hard facts. At least thatís what we
The most important rules of time
travel were relatively simple. We came across these rules through
various experiments with animals and robotic drones. A person could
never go back to the exact time period where they had been or
already existed. To do so was simply impossible. The individual
would simply be unable to leave the time machine.
As the machine vibrated out of
sequence with time and space, it would appear invisible to anyone
but the time traveler. One could observe from the machine, but would
be blocked from entry into any time period where one already
existed. Therefore, whenever we went through time, one person would
stay on the time machine and monitor the mission. If something did
go wrong, it would be up to that individual to rescue the others.
The machine itself was rather
small, about the size of two automobiles joined together, but tall
enough for its occupants to stand comfortably. It was square in
shape, and could float above ground and vibrate through any solid
surface, as it was never really fully present in any time period. It
stood comfortably just outside time and space, and was covered with
see-through bullet proof glass. The mechanized parts and energy
sources were encased within six-inch-deep metal.
We decided to take on the task of
saving Abraham Lincoln first.
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