Snippet Sunday + Sunday Photo Fiction + Telling Tales +Christine's Brave and Reckless Prompt: Another Wrinkle in Time

When Agent Sarah Swallows came to, she was horrified to find herself in near-total darkness. The only light she could see was the pale blue light of her android companion Norman’s eyes and the bright white light shining from his fingertip as he examined her pupils.

“Norman, stop, I think I’m okay,” Sarah commanded. “Could you shine your light around so I can see where we are?”

There were cans of solvents, paints, and other construction materials on dusty shelves. Sarah asked Norman to shine his light on a rusty can of kerosene. She wondered if the blow to her head was more serious than she initially thought. The expiration date on the can made no sense.

“One twelve twelve thirty-two,” Sarah read. “Perhaps part of the numbers is worn off. Can you read it, Norman?”

“The numbers are accurate, Sarah. We have passed through a wrinkle in time.”

“What do you mean ‘a wrinkle in time?’”

“We are no longer on Dimension 6 Earth in the time period that you know as the twenty-first century.”

“Perhaps you have damage to your circuits. Whatever the case, I am not happy being in this confined space. Let’s get out of here.”

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

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This 200-word snippet is from Naughty Netherworld Press' newest WIP, Cyberia.
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  1. Aha..that's an adventurous stay away from home. lovely.

  2. There are worse places to teleport to, but of course the big problem is getting back home again. Hopefully they won't have too much trouble with the locals in this time period.

  3. LOL. Just reading your Post a Comment note to trolls. Cackle. I enjoyed this story, very imaginative and congrats on the book. Wow!

  4. As you might expect, Agent Sarah Swallows' name made me giggle. What an image. The scene is a lovely hook. I suspect more than one reader now wants to know when the characters come from, the process of getting to where they are, and how they will get back (if they want to). Thanks a bunch for sharing.

    P.S. I apologize in advance, but I will remove the link. The Pantry of Prose is for new stories. We will probably have prompts in the future that ask for snippets of existing works, but this is not the case yet. Thanks again for joining in.

    1. That's all right. I'm sorry I misunderstood. I can be dumb as bricks on my best day. Am extremely ashamed of myself now.

    2. If this is a sign of dumbness, we shall claim the title together. Since I, too, have done it! Shame is a waste of time. :-D

    3. Right you are. I hope I eventually internalize that! I wouldn't give it a second thought if it was anyone else who did it. I'm always very harsh with myself.

  5. Enjoyed this and seeing your post prompted me to add two badges you can use for linking to our page (pick one and resize).


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