Friday Fictioneers – History Always Remembers The Truth

Every week, Rochelle gives us a donated photo as a prompt to write a story using 100 words. It may sound easy, but try reducing a story down to 100 words. It gives you a new respect for the English language as you search for words that will compress your descriptions.

Think you are up to the challenge? Head over to Rochelle’s pad take a look at the rules and regs. Then head over to where all the stories are being kept which is here.

With the invention of the auto-mobile, Derrin knew an imminent change in his life was guaranteed. His interference would alter the way humanity evolved. He smiled at the thought, knowing that his actions today made this possible. He glanced at the time machine and the body of Karl Benz in the corner. He knew he had to return to his own time before his great-great-great-great-grandfather came home.

He hid the body and activated his return journey.

Stepping out of his room, he started to fade. His memory altered as he disappeared; his final memory was his ancestor’s execution for murder.

36 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – History Always Remembers The Truth

  1. Whoops. Good story, Al. Murder certainly made things worse that time. Time travel rule number 1, never kill an ancestor. Well done. Thanks for the great picture that made all these stories possible. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • Thanks very much Suzanne, and you’re welcome 🙂 It was odd yesterday or Sunday, because someone did a joint story of Friday Fictioneers, and Sunday Photo Fiction which is one that I run with my own images, so both of my photos were used in one story. I was a little confused at first. Doesn’t take much for me though lol.

      Thank you again 🙂

  2. Trying to better the world with murder never was a good idea, was it? Great story, love the time travel paradox. Poor grand-grand…granddad though. And poor Karl.

    • Thanks very much. I don’t often write time travel, but when I do, Time always has a way of getting its own back. The idea of the end of this one came from the season 1 finale of DC’s The Flash.

  3. Dear Al,

    I’m pleased to have lured you back to FF this week. 😉 I thought about writing an historical piece about Karl Benz but couldn’t wrap my head around a story.
    Intriguing story. I wonder how that altered history. Gives one pause, doesn’t it?



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