Written by Emily Harstone October 31st, 2013

Writing Prompt: Time Traveler

The writing prompt today is simple. There are no catches, no hitches, no hidden rules.

Set a timer for twenty minutes and start writing about your main character, a time traveler.

Your main character does not need to travel in time during the story itself, but the face that he or she can travel in time has to affect the way they act and interact with other people. It has to be one of the central aspects of their character, although certainly not the only aspect.

Your short story can cover anything, a trip in time, the time traveler at home with their partner, the time traveler trying to fix their machine, the time traveler passing through time without a machine . .  .

The possibilities are endless so start your timer and get writing.


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