Second Chance

Dr Vega has finished the device. Just in time.

No one will ever know just how close we came to blowing it. All they’ll know is what I tell them. I’m our last hope, the record keeper of earth’s demise.

In twelve hours, all this will be gone. In twelve hours, I’ll be in a place where it’s all yet to happen. Vega still can’t ascertain where and when I’ll be going. He found the wormhole, but I’ll be the first and last person to ever pass through it.

Then my work really begins. Trying to ensure this doesn’t all happen again.

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Author: jackkholt

Film graduate. Lover of lots of good films and quite a few bad ones. Reader. Writer. Novel in progress, obviously.

23 thoughts on “Second Chance”

  1. Very nice Jack, but you just know that in time we the human race are going to repeat our mistakes and some ancestor will have to be propelled through the next wormhole…

  2. Interesting piece. This guy will have his work cut out, altering enough to prevent the downfall, but not enough to mess up the things that need turn out okay. It puts me a little in mind of “The Butterfly Effect.

  3. This is cool, man. I think time travel, and cyclical stories, work really well in the short form. In the long form they often feel forced, cheap or just badly thought through (with a few notable exceptions, of course).

    Really enjoy this, especially the way it feels as if he is complicit with the Earth’s destruction, to begin with, but then it turns out he’s going to try to save it.

    Really good, Jack. =)

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