Friday, 17 August 2012

Response 3: The hapless wanderer

Yipeeeee!!  The palpitations, the sweaty palms, the shaking from sheer excitement; I’ve done it!!  Being the first ever person to step out of our era and into another, I can’t help but feel smug.  After exactly 150 attempts I’ve made history by arriving in the future!! A rough estimation is that I have travelled approximately 1500 years, 3 days, 2 minutes and 6 seconds.
 Frankly, I’m surprised people lasted this long. They look a little different though, glassy eyes and blank stares, focused on nothing but their target. They don’t even notice me, an alien in this land now.
‘The store is closing ’
 WHAT? But then it becomes clear, the metallic screeches, the zombieesque   humans hunting their prey, the whispers when I exclaimed ‘eureka!!’  I’m in Tescos down the road.
The nirvana of realising my life’s work comes tumbling down to earth all around me – earth; boring and defiantly 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Haha! A very amusing tale. Perhaps they'll get it right next time around?