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Lost in Time: Part 1

A Journey Through the Centuries

By Syed Usama HashmiPublished 6 months ago 3 min read

As the world continued to spin around her, Alice couldn't help but feel a growing sense of unease. She had always known that time travel was possible, in theory, but she had never actually believed that it could happen to her. Yet here she was, hurtling through the timestream at a speed that made her stomach churn and her head spin.

She had been on a routine scientific mission, investigating some strange anomalies in the spacetime continuum, when something had gone wrong. She wasn't quite sure what had happened, but suddenly she was being flung backwards through time, hurtling towards a destination that was unknown.

At first, Alice tried to fight against the currents of time, desperately clawing her way back towards the present. But the more she struggled, the more she realized that she was hopelessly lost in time. She had no idea where or when she was, or how she was ever going to find her way back to her own time.

As days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, Alice slowly began to adapt to life in her new temporal surroundings. She wandered through the centuries, observing the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of civilizations. She saw wonders that she had only read about in history books, and she met people who had long since been forgotten by the rest of the world.

But even as she marveled at the wonders of the past, Alice couldn't shake the sense of longing that gnawed at her heart. She missed her own time, her own life, and the people she had left behind. She wondered what they were doing now, if they were missing her as much as she missed them.

One day, as she was wandering through the ruins of an ancient city, Alice stumbled across an old woman who was weaving a tapestry. As Alice approached, she realized that the tapestry was a map of the timestream itself, with each thread representing a different era of history.

The old woman beckoned to Alice, and Alice approached her tentatively. "What do you want?" she asked.

The old woman smiled enigmatically. "I can help you find your way back to your own time," she said.

Alice's heart leapt with hope. "How?" she asked.

The old woman handed her a spindle and a ball of thread. "Follow this thread," she said. "It will lead you back to where you belong."

Alice took the spindle and the thread, and set off into the timestream. As she wound her way through the centuries, she realized that she was slowly getting closer and closer to her own time. She saw familiar landmarks and familiar faces, and her heart filled with joy.

At last, she emerged into the present day, dazed and disoriented but overjoyed to be back in her own time. She ran to the laboratory where she had worked, eager to share her incredible adventure with her colleagues.

But when she arrived, she found the lab empty and deserted. The machines were still running, but there was no sign of her colleagues. She searched the entire building, but there was no one to be found.

It was then that she realized the awful truth: the lab had been abandoned, and she was the only one left.

With a sense of profound sadness, Alice realized that she had traveled too far through time. She had left her own time behind, and there was no going back. She was now a permanent resident of the timestream, forever adrift in time.


About the Creator

Syed Usama Hashmi

I like to write stories since forever but never properly try it before. So now I'm publishing my writen stories and see how it goes.

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