Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues 7

Hey there, friends and followers. Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, for another eight sentence snippet of  ‘Time Bubble Blues.’ Jack is reminiscing again about why he went to the TimeBubble building.


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Once Andrew stopped arguing over the premise, there was a lot of negotiation over Jack’s schedule. When he’d first started talking to the people at TimeBubble, he’d imagined that he could stretch out his five months for years and years, until his youngest grand-daughter got married. With only five months to spend, he’d have to be very stingy with his time: graduations, weddings, a few other once-in-a-lifetime events, and Christmas every year of course.


But Melissa had tempted him on the subject of birthdays, and he’d shown weakness. The family replied with a united front. It would be unfair, they said, to pick and choose different birthdays. There would be resentments and hurt feelings, and Jack wouldn’t be the one to bear the brunt of them. Either he had to swear off their birthdays entirely, or make it to every one.

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12 Responses to Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues 7

  1. Went back and re-read the first six snippets. I’m hooked on this premise. I love how you’ve played it out and I’m dying to know how it ends. This one leaves him with quite a dilemma. Terrific excerpt.


  2. Things never go as smoothly as we first expect, do they? This is a fascinating story and another excellent excerpt!


  3. Gemma Parkes says:

    Looks like they may be negotiating for some time to come! Lovely writing.


  4. Jenna Jaxon says:

    This is my first time here, and this sounds like a fascinating story. I’m already hooked, just by these 8. Can’t wait to see what he decides to do. Wonderful snippet!


  5. Summer Ross says:

    what a dilemma Poor guy!
    My 8


  6. Kate Warren says:

    In a large family that will take up a lot of his time left. Poor Jack.


  7. Oh my. I wonder what he’s going to do, now.


  8. Debra says:

    Great snippet. Curious about what will happen next.


  9. Did I miss something, or is this a flashback?


  10. historysleuth1 says:

    So this is before I take it? And of course the family is going to squabble as they always do over which events. Cool premise with this story. I’ll check back next week!


  11. ED Martin says:

    I like how you give us the logistics and details, makes it seem more realistic.


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