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Time's Ticking

by Jeremy H

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The Courtesy Call
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Dear future people who find this log:

I’m pretty much fucked.

I'm here hiding in the universe equivalent of an alleyway known as a superposition to escape the angry nanny who wants to murder me, also known as the Timekeeper. I could regale you with tales of my adventure through the seven parallel dimensional worlds with multiverse time travel but I’m not kidding when I say this: I could die and disappear out of existence at any moment. If I’m found, that is. So I’ll start with how I met Time. 
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What is time? “Time is a continuous sequence of events that occurs in irreversible succession. From the past, through the present, and to the future.” It’s logical this way, but the superstitious, like my parents, think of time as a being, an entity, to keep the perfect system running that is our universe.
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But what happens if someone breaks time? What happens when someone beats the system? Some may call it luck, and others call it karma.

My aunt was always superstitious about time. During our family reunion, when I told her about needing to get new batteries for my watch, which had died yesterday, she mentioned while beginning to pray, “People die when they run out of time, my boy.”

 A child came up to me holding a messily half-eaten muffin. “Did you know that Peter Henlein made the first watch in 1505?” Ugh, that's Alexander; that child knows more than the Library of Congress. I love him, but he can be so annoying.

The smell of turkey with cheap store bought gravy hung in the air. I hate family reunions. Don’t get me wrong, the food part is great. I just don’t like the hugs part and all the formalities.

My reckless dad tried deep-frying the turkey this year and almost burned down our house as a result, but hey, at least it’s juicy.
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