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October 19, 2006

Jim: Saying Goodbye

“It looks like a suitcase with dials,” Jack said. “Does it work?”

“Perfectly,” replied the man in the lab coat. “Your money was well spent.”

Jack grinned. “So I can finally warn my parents before it’s too late!”

“I’m afraid not.”

“I thought you said it worked!”

“The problem is with the structure of the Universe, Jack. History is immutable. No matter what you say, the past will never change.”

“Turn it on,” Jack sighed.

* * *

Two decades earlier, an elderly couple heard, “I love you, Mom and Dad,” just moments before the drunk driver ran them down.

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Yay! Squeaked in another one!

Posted by: Jim Parkinson at October 20, 2006 1:27 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!