Time travel

(100-word flash fiction)

“What’s this?” Aranck pointed. They had never been this far into the forest before.

“Let’s check it out.” Askook, the ever adventurous, reached forward with his spear.

“Don’t!”  It was too late.

Instantly, lightning sparked up and crackled through spear and carrier. And he was gone. Without a trace.

(1000 years later at the same spot, on a modern sidewalk, a man in strange clothing with a spear appears.

He is arrested (for carrying unlicensed arms), tried and spends two years in prison. They would have liked to deport him but couldn’t decipher where he’s from.

He is homeless now.


Thinking of first nation people always makes me angry and sad, especially now when I read news reports about how the South American first nation people are in danger of being wiped out by the corona virus. I just wish we would leave them alone and not try to “convert” or conquer them. And give back all their lands.


Thanks for another great prompt Rochelle. Hope all of the FF gang are keeping safe and in their bubble 🙂

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13 comments on “Time travel

  1. Poor Askook, did he wonder if this was some punishment from the Gods.
    this reminds me about a new book coming out by Robert Harris – no title yet. The characters are set what appears to be the stone age, until you realise it is set in the future since some catastrophic event has occurred.

    • I don’t know about the punishment, why would the Gods be punishing the Native Americans?
      Interesting concept for a book, especially when the world is looking quite pre-apocalyptic 🙂
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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