I’m late to the party this week, but here’s my latest offering for Anonymous Legacy‘s photo-inspired prompt, VisDare. This week’s prompt word is ‘Trajectory’. The rules are simple:
150 words – or less.
Post entry to your blog and “link in”.
(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)
DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!
The photo is below, and my piece follows. Let me know what you think, and give it a go yourself, why not?
– Anacronym –
“What do you call it again?”
“It’s the Trajectory Impulse Management Engine.”
“T.I.M.E. – this is time, right?”
“That’s what the uninitiated call it.”
“But you said ‘the T.I.M.E.’ – surely it should be a T.I.M.E.?”
“I’m sorry, sir?”
“Well, there are others out there, I’ve seen them! Oh for goodness sake, it’s a damned clock! And look, I’m wearing a watch on my wrist – a tiny, little, clock. Look!”
“Now, now, sir, there’s no need to be so rude. Please, remove your wrist and that, er, thing from my face.”
“But, but -!”
“The T.I.M.E. turns back, er, time.”
“Oh. Right. Really. OK, so if that’s what it does – and I seriously doubt it – what are the stairs for, then? I presume so the T.I.M.E. L.O.R.D. can oversee the process?”
“T.I.M.E. L.O.R.D., sir?”
“Trajectory Impulse Management Engine, Lead Overseer and Ruler of Dimensions?”
“Now, sir, you’re just being ridiculous.”