A Different Story

Time Travel Paradox

To travel back in time
To change what has been done

To alter the course of history
Make it tell a different story

But who dares foretell the events that follow upon that alteration?
Would that story be better?

Woe, woe, if we get it wrong
What is this thing we’ve done?

We’ve handed our ancestors an atomic bomb
Now our world is gone

The ultimate paradox
That’s time travel’s danger

71 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Paradox


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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14 Responses to A Different Story

  1. I like it – and the view as a time traveler. So much can be written about time – so much.

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  2. Brian Bixby says:

    Maybe we’re already in a history altered by what was once the future’s time travelers.

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  3. Dale says:

    People always say if they could go back in time they’d stop whatever disaster… Of course that is useless as there will be others in its stead!

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  4. If I could travel back in time to sometime within my lifetime, I would go back to the 90’s and do my damndest to do some political bullshit and save the world from climate change (and also introduce new biopharma techniques to getrich, but whatever)

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