To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write.
And for your first twist? Publish this stream-of-consciousness post on your blog.
When I see anything to do with time constraints I immediately think about the ability to control and manipulate time. I have a dream of someday creating a story solely based on people with abilities. This dream is based on my obsession with the television show Heroes. However, I have no idea what I’m doing with it yet, the plot, the characters, the mission at hand, I don’t know any of it… Quite yet. However, this first prompt will be focused on my intro character when it first approached this topic. Trevor Turner, a character of my story I plan on titling Proximity. So sit back and enjoy my throw together piece.
Imagine waking up one day and you suddenly posses an inhuman ability. Now out of all the abilities you could possibly come across, which one would you desire? Immortality? Telekinesis? Flight? How about time travel. That’s one scary ass power. So much can go wrong with it, and the butterfly effect is probably the worse setback to an ability in the world. Now, take time to consider the sheer immense power this ability gives you. That shit is not going to be easy to control. It’s horrifying what awful things could happen, it’s even more terrifying when you have no grasp on the ability whatsoever.
It all started one morning. As a simple early twenties college student, you have things to do all the time. So waking up one morning in a different time period, is not going to benefit your college education. Somehow I must have been dreaming of the future, because that is where I ended up. And this future I saw was complete and total shit. These abilities people could posses can easily get out of hand. Someone with pyrokinesis is probably going to go around burning things down for the thrill of it. Someone with immortals is surly going to abuse that ability and whore themselves around caused hundreds of unplanned pregnancy and an arrogance a mile wide. Then there are those with silly abilities that do not seem too threatening at first. They have something to prove. They will find a way to capitalize on their ability to cause as much harm as they possibly could.
Where was the government? I’m the first to admit I hate the government and would rather the world ran without one but something like this, the government would be the only one with the resources to manage this threat. Where’s the FBI, CIA, the fricking police! No control is the equality to massive destruction. Were they finally toppled or are they even more corrupt then before? Although it was as if someone could read my mind. My world spun out of control when fifty thousand bolts infected my body. The government.
They were still as crafty as before. Blindfolding me as they brought me to a high security cell where they would interrogate and torture me until my secrets spilled out. But for once, I was wrong about the government. Once they learned about my ability they immediately hired me as their “redo”. What could be better to cure the future them to prevent it in the past. They asked what I needed for compensation. I told them nothing. If I can save the world, then I will. If I’ve been gifted with this power it must be for this very reason. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no belief there is a God or all being that’s more powerful than anyone in the world. I just believe in good people, doing the right things. I’m a good person, of course I’ll do what’s right! However my only issue was trying to get back. I lived in the future for several days until I finally figured out how to get back. I cannot unsee the terrible things I’ve seen. The government put me under secure lockdown until I would one day be gone. They’d walk in to an empty cot and a dream. I had to be their silver lining.
That’s how it all began. That’s how I got where I am. That’s where I started righting the wrongs.