Friday Fictioneers: Tunnel Vision

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dawn Miller

Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision was one of the side effects of time travel.

Metaphorically, it was good to focus on my task.

Literally, it could be dangerous.

My target was Dr. Leonard Strauss, a disgruntled biochemist who would soon unleash history’s most deadly chemical attack.

I found him as he was exiting his car in front of a restaurant. I drew my gun. He lunged to the left. I fired twice.

I ducked into an alley and activated my return.

I immediately searched Dr. Leonard Strauss, author of multiple terrorist attacks, which were inspired by the murder of his wife and daughter.

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  1. Time travel is always such an interesting concept to write and read about. I liked that you ended this story showing that going back in time ultimately didn’t change anything. Sometimes, events can be stubborn :(. Great writing!

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    1. Yes! I love time travel stories. There are seemingly endless possibilities. I read Timeline recently. Michael Crichton argues that the past is set and nothing a time traveler does can change it. I thought that was interesting, but I disagree completely.

      Thank you.


  2. It is definitely a thought to go back and stop the damage before it starts… then again, we don’t know what else will happen as a result. Dangerous thing to do! Fun post to read.

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