The world’s first time traveler was just a boy who created a machine. The moment before he first switched it on, he appeared to himself as an old man.

“Don’t,” the old man said.

The boy hesitated, but he remembered how angry he was at every adult who ever tried to hold him back.

“Fuck you, old man,” he said, smiled, and hit the switch.

In an instant, he was old, standing before his younger self.

“Don’t,” he said.

@fraying ok I’ve read this a dozen times nw and I think it’s really superb. I love the idea that he’s only a time traveler because he has angst towards old people, he himself becomes one which makes him a time traveller. 🤯

@pixel I’m such a sucker for closed loop time travel stories. I may have to expand this one a bit. Thanks for the encouragement.

@fraying I was going to tell you all a time travel joke, but none of you liked it, sooooo....

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