The Time Machine – Friday Fictioneers

Title: The Time Machine
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

Time travel’s first rule was validating your arrival date. I stepped through the portal and groaned.

A 1950s era diner? Was Josh joking?

Diners were ubiquitous on the timelines. I could cite countless examples over the last 200 years. This establishment offered no clues I was in the correct year before the portal slammed shut.

This place was quiet, too quiet. A shiver raced down my spine, and my stomach heaved.

We told the initiates fantastical tales, our attempt to scare first-time travelers. I had never seen one and doubted they existed. Until today.

I turned and faced The Watcher.


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

16 thoughts on “The Time Machine – Friday Fictioneers

    • The Watcher is race of extraterrestrials from Marvel Comics and may or may not be related to the Morlocks from “The Time Machine” by H.G Wells. Glad you liked the story, Neil.


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