Friday Fictioneers – Model T


Henry vanished and was gone two years. I no longer worried – he’d turn up full of tales with that impish grin.

“It’s alright for you,” I’d complained, “you disappear and you come back. For me, it’s just waiting.”

Henry never waited for anything and didn’t understand. He re-appeared in summer ‘49, pockets stuffed with Tudor trinkets.

“Damn thing overshot again,” he said.

“One day you’ll arrive and I won’t be here.”

“Nah, Izzy, you’d never leave me.”

“One day I’ll be dead. Please, buy a modern model that returns you where you started.”

“Time travel should be an adventure. Old machines have character.”


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74 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Model T

  1. Time travel… fine and dandy but for the one left behind, not so much. Why doesn’t he bring her with him, eh? I would not wait 2 months, never mind 2 years… 😉


  2. Oh, I like it. He jumps and bumps around, travelling through history and she has to stay and wait. Ever read The Time Traveller’s Wife? She has the same problem 🙂 Nicely told, Neil

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  3. Ha! Time travel.

    In my mind, a vintage machine always returns to it’s own era, hence my use of a 1902 Cadillac Runabout to return to April 1912.

    I agree, it’s about the adventure, at least in fiction. If it were real life, I’d insist on accuracy.

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  4. A well oiled machine traveling and bringing joy to the traveler.
    Izzy waits because Izzy is a very patient gal. 😁
    Funny when I started blogging someone left a comment and called me Izzy (Issy, Iz).
    My dad was known as Izzy. And … there you go.
    Have a fabulous weekend …

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