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SHORT STORY WRITERS CONTEST for February-March 2022 --TT2022-- Winners Announced

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posted on Feb, 11 2022 @ 08:45 AM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Great theme this month!

My Entry

posted on Feb, 12 2022 @ 01:52 PM
Had the chance to reread the stories submitted to date. Did I miss yours?

posted on Feb, 13 2022 @ 12:33 AM
I think I may have phoned in this one, but here's my entry anyway. Enjoy.

Hypership TT2022

posted on Feb, 14 2022 @ 08:00 AM
Did you hear about Doris and her claims of being able to Time Travel? Her Husband didn't believe her either.

posted on Feb, 14 2022 @ 01:09 PM

posted on Feb, 15 2022 @ 02:32 PM
The Grandfather Paradox - TT2022

Sorry it's a little late.

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 01:13 AM

ATTENTION Short Story Writers

We have gone past the halfway mark in this month for story submission's. What that means is that "Time" grows short for you to submit an original composition. Remember that the story needs to be 'original and fiction', all characters must be 'made up characters' and can not be based on yourself or other ATS members.

The subject of Time Travel has so many different strings or threads infused into the subject that almost any theme can be made to reflect some type of Time Travel Scenario. For example... untill I had watched the below video, I would never have considered this game to reflect such notions. Watch a bit of this and you'll see what I mean (.... and yes, my head hurt a bit wrapping around the nuances of it)

Good Luck Contestants!

edit on 2/16/2022 by JohnnyAnonymous because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 02:51 AM
ATS Member talent is AMAZING!!!

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 05:38 AM
link is part two of a real time travel machine for me

posted on Feb, 18 2022 @ 03:00 AM
This old redneck just wanted to stop by and say thanks to everyone who is participating this round. You've got a great topic! I've been a little busy, but I expect to finish my time machine so I can correct that soon.

Anyway, I'll get around to reading all the stories. I don't think I will write one this time myself... muse is silent. But then again, maybe someone will inspire me!


posted on Feb, 20 2022 @ 04:50 AM

The discovery of Time Travel was not by conventional means, but as a happy accident while doing research on trying to resurrect the dead.

We had learned that humans whom had recently passed on, could in essence have their consciousness transferred into a new "human host" who also recently passed away. For reasons still unknown, the bodies of the deceased reset to having zero health problems. The scientist had a field day trying to figure that one out. But it had to be done within 2 hours of the original host body passing on to have any chance of a successful transference. They called it "merging" and it was being hailed as the greatest scientific accomplishment of all time! If only they had been able to keep it out of the public scrutiny.

It only takes one person to destroy miracles. When the public caught wind of the Resurrection Bed by a disgruntled CERN employee turned "whistle blower", the walls began to fall.

The entire Religious Communities cried out that one's soul was in jeopardy of being lost forever and that 'Man was meddling with God'. Within two years, the greatest scientific discovery on Earth became outlawed and illegal and we heard nothing more about it.

That was mostly due to a well planned & expansive campaign instigated by the Central Intelligence Agency. In fact truth be known ... it was the C.I.A. that had caused the uproar in the Spiritual arenas in the onset. They had wanted this discovery to be all theirs, and so they tossed everything they could to discredit and raise awareness of the program. It was even one of their men at CERN that had leaked out the information concerning the device known as a "The Resurrection Bed".

So while the Media was condemning CERN, and religious Zealots were mourning the loss of one's soul, the C.I.A. was starting their own clandestine research on the "Resurrection Bed" in an undisclosed underground location.

Now a few years later, some bored scientist are jokingly kicking around 'out of the box' concepts while they enjoy their coffee break. Someone half-heartedly said "wouldn't it be wild if they could use the Resurrection Bed on those that had died longer than just a few hours"?

And so the journey began on experimenting with how far back in death a "resurrection" could be successful. The experiment and research was classified as "Project TENCE" (Temporal Energetic Nexus Consciousness Exchange).

As fantastic as it may seem, they had found out with the original CERN experiments that although up to two hours had elapsed for the deceased... when a new host was 'merged' into the deceased, time would reset backwards (up to) two hours earlier. It was if the deceased had a frozen time 'pause' button when they died, and once there was a newly merged 'host' inside, they reverted back also to that time period.

This greatly excited all the scientist and it so intrigued the 'think tank', that they conceived an idea to see how many merges they could continuously keep sending back a 'new host'. Risk was already small as the greatest commodity was that the volunteers would be dead, the human target for a Temporal Consciousness merger is dead, so to the C.I.A, this went far beyond a win - win scenario.

Agents who had life-threatening illnesses could volunteer to continue working as an undercover "T.C.N." or "TemporalConcioussNaut". In essence they were being given another chance of life, but in a different body. In the onset the C.I.A. were interested in "key" foreign diplomats that were severally ill. The transference had to be exactly performed at the time of death for the merge to be successful. To anyone in the room, the Diplomat would have appeared to have had a miraculous recovery. The 'new host' on the other hand had to immediately take on the 'cover' of that person they just emerged into. Even if they couldn't facilitate their new identity quickly enough, to the outside observer they were just witnessing the ramblings of someone incoherent and near death.

Once the consciousness had been sent, the human shell of the volunteer is vaporized at the same time the merging begins. Once started, that's it, this is a one way trip. This helps also to solidify that the "TemporalConcioussNaut" has no where to come back to. As long as they stay within the structured rules as a "Temporal Agent", they would be privy to stocks and securities that would do well and create a tidy nest-egg for the rest of their new life.

To make sure they had it correct, they had fashioned a message that the new host would repeat to a contact. After several years they had been able to position themselves up to a year 'backwards in time' with a number of CIA agents. They had specific instructions to help in influencing Geo-political events from the past year. They would inform the 'future' of what was happening by taking out ads in the classified sections of a pre-arranged Newspaper.

And that's when "Project TENCE" evolved into it's first incarnation, which was then known as "Project PAST-TENCE".

Everyone was quite proud of themselves, the system was working out flawlessly and the C.I.A. was maneuvering themselves into quite the reliable super power of knowledge. Our enemies had no chance of getting the upper hand as we were sneaking around long before the thought of an attack was even conceived. We were able to know when terrorists were going to attack long before "they themselves" knew what their targets were going to be.

But like all good things, everything went South when the Russian's started playing with their new Temporal experiment code-named "Peter The Great" or 'PTG' ("Pre-Time Gravity"). They were opening and closing time portals very haphazardly...... But that's a story for another time.


The above is just an example that you don't have to have a futuristic laser firing Cyborg traveling in time to kill anyone named Sarah Conners. Let your imagination go and write something that takes us to places not so well traveled.

Looking forward to reading your story!

edit on 2/21/2022 by JohnnyAnonymous because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 21 2022 @ 10:03 PM
My TT2022 submission: The Session

posted on Feb, 23 2022 @ 10:08 PM

posted on Feb, 23 2022 @ 10:17 PM

posted on Feb, 23 2022 @ 11:17 PM
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Hi Y'all!

Here's a link to my entry and story: My Antique Lamp

The Antique Lamp - TT-2022

Remember - Vote early, and VOTE OFTEN...just like they do in the Presidential elections!!!


While walking down the street with my wife in this quaint town I spied the Ye Olde Antique Shoppe. We decided to go inside and have a look around. As soon as I walked through the door I spied this really curious looking brass lamp. I had to have it. My wife laughed at me because she knows I like weird stuff. I asked the lady at the counter how much it was, and she said, "How about ten bucks?". I looked the lamp over, it was kind of beat up a little, so I offered her five bucks. We agreed on seven. A few minutes later, out the door we went with my lamp in hand.

Later that evening after dinner I decided to go down into the basement and clean up the lamp a little with some brass polish. After a few seconds of rubbing polish on the lamp it started smoking, and low and behold, out popped a Genie! "Holy Cow!!!...a Genie!!", I exclaimed. I asked the Genie what his name was, and he said his name was 'Clyde'. Just great, of all the Genie's I get one named Clyde; wouldn't you know it! Anyway, Clyde was pretty cool. Me and Clyde got to rappin' a little bit and Clyde tells me he can grant me three wishes. I'm like..."For Real??? You really do the 3 wish thing??? Far out, man!"

So Clyde asks me what I want for my three wishes, and he tells me to hurry up because he's got this happenin' party to go to where there's a bunch of hot chicks who are really into Genies. I tell Clyde (the Genie) I want to go back in time. He asks me what my other two wishes are, and I tell him my 2nd wish is to have unlimited wishes, and I want to save my 3rd wish in case some bad ju-ju happens with my first two wishes that I didn't think of ahead of time. He tells me that's all cool (and that it was one of his better wish candidate's wishes...apparently some people wish for some really stupid crap without thinking.) Anyway, he asks me what year I want to travel back to....ummmmm (trying to hurry here)...1964. Clyde looks at me like I'm nuts and asks me why 1964. I told him not to worry about it, but to give me a few minutes to shower and put on some decent threads for my trip. He's cool with that, so I give him a beer and he hangs out on the couch for a few while I take care of business.

Before I hop in the shower I go jump on the interwebz, download all the winning lottery numbers from the very first "Lottery" as we know it today. There were some other bogus ones back in '32, but '64 is when the real deal all started happening. While all that stuff is printing out, I go jump in the jump in the shower, put on my best Adidas jogging suit, slap on about a quart of Aramis cologne and BOOM!, I'm ready to rock! I rock back over to ol' Clyde who's knocked back about a six pack of Mickey's by now and tell him I'm ready to rock. I tell him he can hang out as long as he likes, just don't leave beer bottles all over the joint cuz the wife gets pissed. Clyde tells me to stand in the middle of the room and hold still. Next thing I know there's this big flash and WHAM, I'm in 1964. COOL!

By about '89 I'm rollin' in doe! I'm like Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, the Sultan of Brunei and all the other richest cats in the World all rolled into one! These cats ain't got nothin' on me, bay-bee! Yeah sure, I let a few people win every now and then just to keep the gig goin', but when the big fat lotteries roll around I'm..."in like Flynn"! PLUS...I've still got unlimited wishes left too! I'm like Gawd, I'm wishin' people to the Moon, wishin' my own governments...just all kinds of stuff. This is awesome! Oh yeah, a year or so after I went back to '64, I wished to come back to the present to pick up the ol' lady so she could hang with me and enjoy the ride. She's like a Goddess now, got all the best Coach bags an' stuff...and shoes? Holy Mother of all things Holy, she's got shoes comin' out the WA-ZOO, lemme' tell ya!!!! Dude, I had to have a whole dang skyscraper built just so she'd have a place for all the damn shoes! Lobster and PBR's every night...Life is GOOD, Holmes!

So that's pretty much my story, Dudes and Dudette's.

P.S. - At one point I cruised back over to 2022 and hit up the chick who owned the Ye Olde Antique Shoppe and had a whole city built for her. Hey, that's what the chick wanted, Dude, so I did it. What the heck, right? If I run outta' Benjamins sometime, I'll just head back to '81 or so and pick up a couple trillion more! Oh, and I found ol' Clyde too. He was lookin' pretty rough, Man. I had to help the cat out, so he's hangin' around here somewhere. It's ALL GOOD!

--------------THE END----------------

edit on 2/23/2022 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 25 2022 @ 05:41 AM

posted on Feb, 25 2022 @ 07:12 AM
not sure if this is along the lines of this contest... its more like a stream of poetic ramblings

By the river of time

posted on Feb, 25 2022 @ 07:59 AM
My Just 4 Fun submission.

"Uncle Jack"

posted on Feb, 25 2022 @ 10:58 AM
Ladies and Gentleman... After looking at the Calendar.... we have (at the time of my posting this), less than 4 days left. Really hoping to red your submission soon!

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posted on Feb, 26 2022 @ 04:55 PM

Cough... cough... cough... Attention all Story Teller's

Unless your Time Machine is malfunctioning.....

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