Timeline – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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Timeline

It’s my greatest triumph.

I travelled 500 years back in time. I’m famous now and drunk with pride after having worked so long and hard.

As I wander the primitive streets, I inhale the feeling of the past. An antique store full of knick-knacks grabs my attention. Faded images of people proudly posing with their ancient vehicles or archaic machines seem to have come right out of curiosity collections. Bizarre!

My pride evaporates.

Future generations will look at pictures of me posing with my time-bike with condescending smiles, too.

My mastery of time is an illusion.

It’s time’s eternal triumph.

(100 words)


I wish I had more time…

54 thoughts on “Timeline – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

  1. Everything we do here is so fleeting – I recently had a nasty realisation about my impact on a larger project in that way – the world will move on without us however much of it we conquer. Even time.

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    1. Thank you! Tell me about it… I know the feeling. It’s humbling but also, in a way, liberating. Since I’ve learned that many years ago, my main focus is on my loved ones, then on everything else important. And I don’t expect much back any more.

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  2. Time bike… better get back on it 😀…. I wonder what they will be saying about us in 500 years time? Probably that we’re primitive like our ancestors. So much more to us though, just like the past.

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