Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues #3

Good morning, friends and followers. Thanks to everybody who shared positive thoughts on last week’s snippet from Time Bubble Blues. Jack is still stuck in pretty hot water…


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He’d spent, what was it, nearly a month in this room, going out into normal time for one or two events every day of his time, watching his grandchildren grow two years older in that time, like a stop-motion of a tree sapling with the weeks passing by in seconds.

Was his family at the TimeBubble facility already? Was Andrew waiting and pacing as technicians worked to extract him from the malfunctioning room? Or had nobody remembered to come pick him up?


Of all the kids, Andrew had been the only one who didn’t like the idea in the first place. “It doesn’t seem natural, Dad,” he’d said, when Jack brought him all the papers and the brochure from TimeBubble, Inc. “I know that you’re scared, but…”

“This isn’t about scared,” Jack snapped.

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11 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues #3

  1. I love time travel pieces, and I especially like the idea of the malfunctioning room.


  2. Sara Barnard says:

    Nice snippet! I know I hate the feeling of wondering if someone forgot to pick me up … poor Andrew!


  3. I like the tree sapling image! Interested to see what happens next. Thanks.


  4. SO intriguing and I feel for him with this issue of the malfunctioning room. Can’t wait for more – terrific excerpt!


  5. This is an interesting premise. Very intriguing. And what does it mean when the malfunctioning room? Quite the hook.


  6. New technology ALWAYS has bugs. Sounds like he’s found one.


  7. Kate Warren says:

    Ah, more of the story. Sounds like he went into the bubble to prevent death or old age, or at least it seems that’s what Andrew thought. Awesome excerpt!


  8. Debbie says:

    Somebody forgot to pick him up?! Hope not. This is an interesting story and I look forward to the next instalment.


  9. ED Martin says:

    You really add to the urgency of his situation by bringing in his family, and how fast they’re aging compared to him.


  10. Jess Schira says:

    You’ve got an interesting concept. Lovely snippet


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