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Sand Stop Time

Time Never Stop Love (Sequal)

By Mariann CarrollPublished 18 days ago Updated 17 days ago 7 min read
Top Story - November 2023
Sand Stop Time
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April 15, 2012

It started with pens and pencils just appearing out of nowhere. The first time she noticed a pencil appear out of nowhere, Anne was going to take a shower. She was taking a towel out of the Linen closet and there was a red pencil on the floor. Anne was thinking, how did it get there? She did not think anything of it and went straight to taking a shower.

Why was she seeing pens and pencils in her car and on her work desk she had never seen them before.

Anne fell asleep on the couch reading Titanic books by James Cameron. It seems she was having a Lucid Dream.


April 15, 1912

Anne started to feel like she was swaying and trying to keep her balance. It was very cold, and Anne was having an eerie feeling. Suddenly she was on a ship that bumped into something very hard. Everyone on the ship was in panic running every which way.

Anne was thinking, “When was she going to wake up from this dream?” She was thinking to herself, "Is this really a dream?” Anne thought, “ How could this be a Dream ?” She felt people bumping into her as they ran past her, trying to find safety. A man suddenly pulled her close to him to keep the panicked passengers of the ship from bumping into her.

“Are you alright?" The man asked her. Anne was dazed and did not answer and just stared at the handsome man close to her. The heat from his body warmed her freezing body. " I have been waiting for you?” The handsome strange man said. "By the way my name is Fred.”

“What does he mean he had been waiting for me?” Anne thought to herself.

All Anne wishes for right now is to be back in her cozy warm home. The man held her close trying to keep her warm. He smelled of fresh lye. (Thats Irish Spring Soap) Anne started to enjoy being in the man's strong arms against his warm body. The ship was starting to tilt, and they were swaying to where the boat was tilting.

“We better get to the portal before this ship sinks.” Fred shouted over people screaming with fear. “What! Is this man talking about!” Anne thought. This dream is getting very weird. Anne told herself to just go with it. Fred took her to a vehicle that looked like a 1912 Model TFord car.

Fred and Anne got in the vehicle. Fred turned on the car and pushed some weird buttons on the vehicle. Everything started to swirl around. Anne held on tight to the seat.


April 15, 2012

Suddenly they were at the Present time in Anne’s house in her Lenin closet. I see you found the red pencil, my love. “How can this young man love me? Is he a grandchild I never knew about?” Anne started to think in confusion. Fred started asking Anne, “ Where is your Cross Ruby locket? Were you reading the Titanic Story, again?” Fred kept on talking that made no sense to Anne. Fred started searching the house like he was very familiar with where everything was. “ I can't stay too long, I will disappear in a few minutes. I am almost done fixing the Alien spaceship. We will finally be together again, my Love.” Anne started to think Fred was a Cuckoo.

Fred finally found Anne's favorite necklace. It was in the Golden Jewelry box that had Fred’s and Anne’s names on it. Fred asked Anne to turn around so he could put on her. Anne just did what Fred told her to do. The necklace was finally on Anne. Anne turned into a youthful thirty-year-old. Anne finally remembers Fred was her husband.


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April 14, 1912

Anne was on her Honeymoon with Fred on a special ship called the Titanic. Fred was a well-known inventor. Fred just took something out of their car, a 1912 Model T Ford. He was to meet Anne at the back deck of the ship to give her this special present. Fred was so excited but the Ship started to Rock very hard. Fred got worried and started to run in the direction of where he was to meet Anne. Anne was not alone, There were two mermaid creatures holding her captive. They were not a beautiful sight to see by human standards.

The two mermaids have wing-looking ears. Big black oval eyes and two holes where a nose should be. They have gills all over their dark purple body. They were standing on their mermaid tails. They started to talk. It just sounded like a squawk at first until Fred got closer. They were wearing the same necklace Fred was going to give his wife on the deck. Water was just splashing everywhere on the deck.

Fred got near Anne and the two mermaids. Fred started to understand the squawk noise they were making. “ Fred, we are from another dimension, we need you to make our spaceship to get back home. As soon as you create our spaceship, you and your wife will be together again. That necklace in your hands has a special portal power and holds your wife's memory of you. You and your wife can only be together for a couple of minutes until you complete making our spaceship.”

Fred said” I never made a spaceship. What am I going to make it with?” The mermaid said," Use your car to make our spaceship. We will give instructions, We need it in 100 years.” Fred said, "Anne and I will be dead by then.” “ The special necklaces and book will get you through time. Your wife will grow old but the necklace can make her young again as long as she is wearing it when you are around”, the mermaid replied.

“Either way you both were to die by tomorrow night, this ship is going to sink, the Necklace will keep you both alive through the time portal, ” Fred asked the two mermaids who seemed to act as one identity.

"If you have these special necklace devices, why would you need a spaceship to get to your dimension or planet?”

"A spaceship helps us jump from one dimension to another. The necklace will only work on the planet (dimension)you are on through time. Your time is up, make your decisions now. You have two minutes and you both will be separated by time until our spaceship is made complete. " the mermaid explained.

Fred and Anne said their goodbyes.


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Every year they meet up through time on April 15 for the past 100 years. Fred had finally completed the spaceship. The mermaids never showed up but the spaceship disappeared out of thin air, like it never was there on the 100-year mark. Fred and Anne never loved anyone else. They only have to wait for time to show to get them back completely together. They started their life together.

April 16, 2012

Fred appears in front of Anne out of nowhere. Anne was wearing the necklace, Fred gave her when they were on board the Titanic in 1912. They just hug each other like they never want to let each other go.

What was very strange when they let go of each other, they both ended up in the Sahara Dessert.

" Fred, what's going on?" Anne asked her husband.

They were both looking young again.

Fred hugged her wife to comfort her but they only ended up near the Great Pyramid in the Dessert.

This time the two Alien appear before them in a different form. They look like an EgyptianPhyroah but only with a grayhound head in place of a human head.

" Not, again!" Fred spoke in disbelief.

"We have another mission for you Fred but this time you can take your wife with you." The Aliens spoke as one.

They both pointed at the same time toward the Pyramid, letting know Fred what the mission would be.

"Do we have to do this mission?" Fred asked the Phyroah Aliens.

" Yes, and you both have till this Giant Hourglass Timer End, which is nine days. If you do not complete the mission. You and your wife will just turn into a grain of sand surrounding the Great Pyramid." The Phyroah Alien explains their mission inside the pyramid.

The Phyroah Alien opened the portal to the Great Pyramid so Fred and Anne could start their mission. As they entered the portal, Fred turned into Mark Anthony and Anne turned into Cleopatra.

Engulfed in the desert's parched silence, I was nothing but another grain of sand in the wind.

SeriesSci FiHistoricalClassicalAdventure

About the Creator

Mariann Carroll

Proactive for positive change.Born in the City of Chicago ,Illinois.

Multi race .Studied in a foreign country .Fluent in several languages .

fascinated by diversity.A Romantic and a dreamer.Interest in healthy living

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  • Healty Life11 days ago

    i love the way you write, literally you inspire me, can you please read my story and tell me on how i can improve, thanks inadvance

  • The Dani Writer14 days ago

    Congratulations on achieving top story status!

  • Very creative piece! Could be an interesting novel if you broaden it. Congratulations on your top story 💓

  • Salman siddique15 days ago

    fabulous!! trying including some keywords too in your story it will help you gain more reads

  • Margaret Brennan15 days ago

    congratulations on TS. GREAT writing.

  • Mr Ahsan15 days ago

    Easy to understand. Thanks for sharing with us using vixal. Congrats on top story.

  • Mark Gagnon15 days ago

    You certainly covered a lot of territory with this story. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Cheryl E Preston15 days ago

    Congrats on your top story. Good job.

  • Yayyyyyy so happy this got a Top Story! Congratulations!! 🎉💖🎊🎉🥰🎊

  • Daphne Sampson15 days ago

    Great job!

  • Chloe Gilholy15 days ago

    I love you you connected aliens, Egyptians and mermaids into the challenge.

  • Naveed16 days ago

    Great job! Keep up the fantastic work—congratulations!

  • Cathy holmes16 days ago

    Well done, Mariann. Congrats on the TS.

  • JBaz16 days ago

    Congratulations Mariann, I really feel this is one of your best stories. I see such growth in this piece.

  • Canuck Scriber17 days ago

    A unique little read, it's great!

  • Tiffany Gordon 17 days ago

    Outstanding work! Your creativity really shined through in this one!BRAVO!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Whoaaa, titanic, alien mermaids, the desert, alien pharaohs?! This was so cool and awesomeeee! Such a creative take on the challenge!

  • "Quantum Leap" meets "The X-Files". A new pitch for a time-traveling, time-fixing series.

  • Babs Iverson18 days ago

    Love the adventure!!! Well done!!!💕❤️❤️

  • JBaz18 days ago

    Nice dream state story, always tricky to do. I liked the exchange with the characters and confusion in her mind, you created.

  • Great diaristic take on the challenge

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