Steve stretched as he got out of bed, why did he feel more tired now than he had before going to bed? He switched on the radio whilst trying to get some clothes that didn't stink from the pile on the floor. The presenter's voice broke through his consciousness as he did a double take. An explosion on the tube? Wasn't that what he dreamt about? He remembered thinking what a pain it would be, the utter chaos making it not worth the effort of even trying to get to work.
How could that be? Was it just a coincidence that he had dreamt about the tube crash? The thing was this wasn't the first time Steve had dreamt the future. He had previously dreamt about plane crashes, people's deaths and his sister getting pregnant. This wasn't just a coincidence, but what was it? Was the brain a time machine? Were Steve's dreams somehow creating the future? and if so, why wasn't he dreaming of being with a super-model?
Maybe Steve should do an experiment, he might as well go back to bed now as there was no way he was getting to work this morning anyway. Should he do something for him or something more noble? Dumb question, something for him of course. He lay back down on the bed, getting snug as he thought about the most beautiful women he had ever seen. He imagined all their best features merging together, coming home with dinner on the table, his every need taken care of, hopefully this dream would come true.
2 hours later, Steve woke up covered in sweat but not for the reasons he had intended. So perhaps we don't create the future with our wishes but we receive messages from the future as warnings. This dream had been future Steve at a bar, talking to current Steve. There were no great words of wisdom, just a dire warning. In 5 years you will be taking your last drink. He had been warned to change his lifestyle, to get out of the rat race, to do all of the things he had always wanted to do, but it was just a dream right?
(Based on this Story Jam)
Fruit from this Jam:
Time's Chaos. by Benjamin
The Frenchman by MichaelThompson
Americana Chance by
Modern Factory by Matt Drake
A wrinkle in Time by
Emilio by Richard
Personal time by lindalopez
Time Machine by Zita Barlai
All in the mind by Sam
When we were young by Kip Logan
Echoes of Darkness by James
we are Al ready time machines by David Pinto
song on repeat by H.L.W.
The Black Hole Walker by Kevin Cagle