[Writing Prompt] Wibbley-Wobbley, Timey-Wimey

I’m a sucker for a time-travel story. It might have something to do with growing up in the UK in the 1970s, where my generation was weaned on Doctor Who, but time travel in all its varieties works for me. Of course, there are lots of quibbles with time travel stories: can you really kill your own grandfather and cease to exist? If you step on a butterfly in prehistoric times will the future change (thank you, Mr. Bradbury)? And most perplexing, why do time travellers always seem to run into the important figures in history, rather than nobodies like you and I?

The Prompt

Write A Time Travel Story That Includes An Explanation Of Why Your Time Traveller Meets An Important Historical Figure

The Rules:

1. You should use the prompt in your story.

2. You must write the story in one 24 hr period – the faster the better.

3. Post the story in the comments — if you’re brave enough.

4. Find something nice to say about someone else’s story and leave a comment. Everybody needs a little support!

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4 thoughts on “[Writing Prompt] Wibbley-Wobbley, Timey-Wimey”

  1. I LOVED the Time Traveller’s Wife (apart from that bit with all the paper-making. Not that I’m against paper-making but it did seem a bit out of place!). Have you noticed a similarity with River and The Doctor? 🙂

    Also, for more living-backwards-through-time, check out “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White (I HIGHLY recommend the audio book read by Neville Jason, who, incidentally, was in one of the Tom Baker Doctor Whos in the 70s!!)

    OK, Geek-out finished now. Back to the writing!

  2. Loved Dr. Who when it finally came to the US.
    Love the time travel themes.
    Have you read THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE? A time travel dilema that keeps one pondering, indeed.

    Happy Writing,
    Thanks for the post and prompt.

    Lisa

  3. So there you are! I was thinking about you last night, wondering where you had disappeared to.
    welcome back and thanks for a great exercise.
    Holiday greetings and good wishes, and happy new year too!

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