“The Experiment” / A Memorable Fancy #328

     We were pretty sure our new machine would send people into the future. Being very brave, Bruce (our lab tech) volunteered to jump forward one week. If he suddenly popped into re-existence then, we’d declare victory. Well, we performed the experiment and waited seven days with great anticipation, but Bruce didn’t appear.

     Then it occurred to Dr. Halverson, the project’s principal investigator, that our machine must have worked correctly after all, and that we could now pop the champagne and shake hands all around. Bruce, she figured, had done the time jump all right, but during that week our planet had moved some 18 million kilometers in its orbit around the sun.

     She figured that Bruce had about two and a half seconds floating in outer space to realize how successful our experiment had been.

<END> … See www.terencekuch.net for a profile of the author, publications, reviews, etc. His speculative fiction novels * may be purchased in paperback or Kindle formats via his Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch

Review copies are available from the author at terencekuch /a/t/ ymail.com for:

    *The Seventh Effect: a thriller from Melange Publications about a new kind of bioterrorist plot against the USA.

    *See/Saw: a literary adventure from Ink Smith Publications about implanting memories – then the North Koreans figure out how to do it.

 

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