Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues 11

April 21, 2013

Good morning! Here are your next eight sentences from ‘Time Bubble Blues.’ At this point, we’ve jumped back into another flashback of Jack and his family, from when he was getting ready to go to his TimeBubble room for the first time.

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“Grandpa, will you come with us to the park on Saturday?” Mindy asked him. Jack looked up and saw her standing in the doorway. “I’m gonna start as goalie for the first time.”

“No, sweetie, I’m sorry.” Jack turned back to the screwdrivers he was packing, and thought about how many screws he’d need. “But your brother’s birthday is in three weeks, and I’ll see you then.”

“Yeah, I know. You’re going to be coming to birthday parties for a long, long time, but we’re not going to see you at all, except for that.”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues 10

April 14, 2013

Good morning! I was so busy this week that I forgot about signing up early for Weekend Writing Warriors, so I didn’t nab a great spot near the top of the linky list, but I’m still hangin’ in there. So I’ve got eight more sentences from ‘Time Bubble Blues.’ Jack’s still struggling with a computer that he hopes holds the key to find a way out of this TimeBubble room.

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In the hopes of calming down, he looked at the ‘frequently asked questions’ file:

“Just how does my panic button work?”

“There are many panic buttons in your TimeBubble room. All of them send a signal to the same Master Panic Button circuit. The job of the Master Panic Button circuit is to make sure that the TimeBubble field around your room is collapsed safely. Once the bubble field comes down, the computer in charge of your TimeBubble will unseal your room and let you out.”

“What would happen if my Panic Button malfunctions?”

“You don’t need to worry about that: All our Panic Buttons are designed to be so redundant and fool-proof that we don’t expect a failure for ten thousand years.”

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Weekend Writing Warriors – Time Bubble Blues 9

April 7, 2013

Good morning! This is Chris Kelworth, comin’ at ya seven days a week for April. Well, I’m posting Camp Nanowrimo A-Z spotlights six days a week, and still keeping up with Weekend Writing Warriors. So here’s this week’s eight sentence snippet for ‘Time Bubble Blues.’ Jack still needs to find a way out of his TimeBubble room.

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The duct was narrow enough that he couldn’t crawl into it, and it didn’t appear to lead to any other rooms or any destination that he could send a message to. In fact, it only went three or four feet past the wall, and there was some kind of a nozzle and a machine that looked a little like the inside of an air conditioner. That was no good.

He was going about this whole thing the wrong way. There were files full of information about the TimeBubble residential facility and emergency procedures on the computer’s storage unit. He should have started there.

He found the room schematics first, and gasped. He hadn’t remembered that his digs here were so enclosed—like a bottle, there was only one way out.

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