Human Time Machine
I have heard people say this before. “What if you could turn back time?”
For me, I can do this without even thinking. Whenever I hear this in a conversation, I tell them that perhaps it’s something that they would not want to do.
I have time traveled several times. When I’m awake, I can control where I go. When I’m asleep, where I go is beyond my control. Anytime and place. It doesn’t matter. I can go there.
When I have fallen asleep, I once woke up in the middle of a war. I had to avoid a whole army of Roman soldiers. While I can exist in various time periods, nothing I do can change the course of history. With that, I guess you can say that I observe time.
I have seen the Renaissance. I have seen the birth of Christ, and the death of Caesar. I have seen the Bubonic Plague, and had to quickly leave that time period so that I wouldn’t get it myself. I have seen the Industrial Revolution, both in Europe and in America.
People have asked me why I possess this unusual gift. The answer that I give them is that I don’t know. All I know is that I was born at the turn of the 20th century, in the house of a watchmaker. He made watches and clocks. He set some of them to go forward and some of them to go backward. In being born there, I had no idea how that would influence anything, or even begin to explain how I got my gift…..
©2012 K. L. Walker