Writing Prompt: Success and Clock

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Some of my writing may be more appropriate for mature audiences than for younger audiences or children. Please read with caution.**

Writing Prompt: Success and Clock

Martin couldn’t believe his luck. He had done it. He had finally fixed the clock to the way he wanted to. If this worked, life would change forever. Not just for him, but for the world. He was elated. All of his hard work would finally be paying off. Ten years later and he was finally where he wanted to be. 

“Okay, Myra, let’s see what you can do.”

He promptly set the date and the time he wanted to go to. He wasn’t expecting anything at all. When he felt a vortex around him, his breath caught. What was going on? Did he really mess up after all? What was going to happen? He hoped it wasn’t too bad that he couldn’t reverse it.

He was just putting himself into a panic when the vortex feeling went away. He opened his eyes and was surprised to find that he was still in his lab. He could just tell that it wasn’t the same though. All the clutter surrounding his desk was different. He was just deciding to pilfer through the pile when he glanced up at the blackboard. His breath promptly caught.

It was the date he set on his clock. He looked at the clock and found it was the time as well. He had done it. His project had been a success. He could go back in time. Nobody would believe him. He didn’t care though. He was about to change history as everybody knew it. He was going to take down the tyrant that threatened to rule the world and destroy life as everybody knew it forever. Before he even took any seat of power.

He checked his attire to make sure that nothing he was wearing would give away that he wasn’t from this time. He didn’t have to worry about running into himself. He was still a child at the time and nobody would suspect that the two were the same even if they did. Feeling satisfied that his wardrobe was timeless, he stepped out into the hall ready to explore everything and make his plans.

He was shocked to find that while everything looked familiar to him, it also looked different. It was amazing how much things could change over the years in such subtle ways. Time has a way of just sneaking up on you in a subtle way that before you know it you’re ten years in the future working on the same thing while everything around you has changed. 

Putting the thoughts aside, he walked down the hall and promptly left the building. It was weird to see that the building was empty. In his time, the building was bursting to life with people who thought they would have the next greatest invention. He chuckled at the thought. He couldn’t wait to see those who teased him about his project now.

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