Time Stands Still

This post is submitted to Sunday Photo Fiction.

© Eric Wicklund

John entered the forest at precisely 11:17 a.m. on August 2, 2016. He knew this by double tapping on his new fitbit bracelet. He tapped again and was informed he had taken 1,257 steps so far this morning. He planned this walk to reach his goal of 10,000.

After an hour on the trail he noticed an interesting looking tree. The large branches formed what looked like an eye socket with a missing eyeball in the center.

Climbing in he was amazed at how large the enclosure was. The eye socket he was now standing in was huge. He went to the edge of the socket and stood up and still did not reach the top of the arch.

Looking out he saw a scene like something out of Jurassic Park. Hugh animals of all descriptions ranged the landscape as far as he could see. Sounds of animal welfare, sounds so loud they made him fear for his life.

He felt the need to return to the trail and quickly. Somewhere were everything made sense.

Raising his left arm to check his progress in reaching his step goal his fitbit indicated the date was December 19, 2021 and his step counter read 103,254,615 steps.

16 thoughts on “Time Stands Still

  1. Sunday Fiction July 5, 2017 / 5:46 am

    He definitely missed the Trump time then. Where is this park and how do I get there? Good story Danny.

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  2. patriciaruthsusan June 29, 2017 / 6:22 am

    It sounds as though he’s found a door in time where different times meet. Good sci-fi writing, Danny. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. James June 25, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    “Let’s do the time warp again. It’s just a jump to the left…”

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  4. Joy Pixley June 25, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Oo, I like it! Nice interplay of the mystical magical effect and the real-life tech of the Fitbit. And it turns out it’s contagious, like a yawn: as soon as I read about him checking his Fitbit, I automatically checked mine, how funny!

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  5. ceayr June 25, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Interesting take, although marred slightly by the typos, I felt.

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      • ceayr June 26, 2017 / 5:37 am

        Sorry, i don’t usually comment like that, I was clearly in a mood, thanks for taking it positively.
        I see you already corrected the first one, but okay.
        Did you really mean ‘animal welfare’ rather than ‘animal warfare’, it didn’t seem to make sense to me.
        And I don’t think you meant ‘Somewhere were’.
        I won’t do that again, I promise.

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        • Danny James June 26, 2017 / 5:46 am

          I appreciate you reading it in the first place. Second, I (and that should probably be us) need someone to point out those mistakes. You are correct in both cases. Most of us could use that type of criticism. Please continue!



  6. michael1148humphris June 25, 2017 / 9:06 am

    I really enjoyed your take on the prompt.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Susan June 25, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Great story. I’m sure John will take his walks at the mall from now on. PS.I also thought it looked a bit like a dinosaur eye.

    Liked by 1 person

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