by Patricia Smith
There was no hope on January 28th. The mercy for most was death came swiftly.
On a worldwide scale, billions died immediately following the initial strikes, and in the weeks after, millions more from radiation and starvation.
None of this had to happen; none of this should have happened; and it wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the good intentions of one man.
When scientist, Jason Hudson’s attempts to produce a teleporter result in a time machine, he initially vows to never use it. But the temptation proves too much when his wife suggests he could go back and help his mother to escape a life of illness. Days later he travels back in time to carry out a ‘harmless tweak’, but when he returns to his own time zone, he realises a terrible catastrophe has taken place and with the power running out on his machine, endless time to fix it is now no longer an option.
Category: Science Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic