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"Screwing With The Timeline For Fun And Profit"
by K. Matt
About The Book
Travel through space and time with this multi-author anthology from Fiction-Atlas Press!
All the Broken Pieces of Me by C.L. Cannon
Time is a tricky thing. Meddling with the timeline can have unwanted results. When Elijah comes back to an unfamiliar world, he’ll do his best to put things right again, but can one change the past, or are they doomed to keep trying?
Fortune Fated by Matthew Stevens
Horace got fired. And blacklisted. Searching for survival, his last hope is buying and running a junkyard. While exploring his new life, he stumbles upon fragments of his past – pieces that, once assembled, can prove to his former employer that his theoretical time travel ideas aren’t crazy. But, Horace quickly learns that the future isn’t always what you make it.
Shifted by Bree Moore
Evie Charleston has time travel to thank for every good thing in her life. But when her boyfriend Grant proposes to her, will using her natural ability to “Shift” through time and predict their future together reveal happily ever after or a nightmare?
A Time and a Place by Sarah Buhrman
Tianna discovers she is a time sinker when caught in the crossfire of a magical battle. Decades later, she learns that one side of that battle was herself. But which side will win?
Thyme for Fire by Rebekah Dodson
My name is Guillaume Lanval, and I’m no longer cursed, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t save the day. My sorceress wife, Marie, and I were hurdled back to the year 1666, on the eve of the Great London Fire. We’re hunting the great and powerful Merlin, and we will stop at nothing until the world is safe.
Watchmen by Damian Connolly
The job of a Watchman is to watch. Nothing more, nothing less. You can’t change the past. Or at least, you shouldn’t…
Screwing with the Timeline for Fun and Profit by K. Matt
A trio of teenage assassins come into conflict with an officer of the Agency of Temporal Relations over a target. The youngest of the trio, in a fit of teenage rebellion, steals the officer’s time travel device. It ultimately falls on her shoulders to fix things, before history is altered for the worst.
Coffee by Bob James
Commander Jack Friday loved his morning cup of coffee. Then the case fell in his lap: the world was experiencing a converging time fluctuation that would end in the disappearance of coffee. Jack and his partner, Detective Harry Gannon, are sent through time to save the man who saved the coffee crop. Failure in their mission would end in tragedy: a world without coffee. Can they track down the cause in time to save coffee, and life as we know it, or will the world be forced to survive drinking tea?
Deep Echoes by RM Alexander writing as Melody Ash
Caitlin Benoit is a no holds barred, kick butt, don’t-cover-the-ugly-parts archeologist with a weak spot for the downtrodden in eras past. A new site quickens her blood, and as she goes through the initial exploration to plan the dig, Caitlin finds a smooth river rock with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine the stone closer.
Unsure of how, or why, Caitlin finds herself in the middle of pre-Civil War Charleston. A family of slaves take her in and shows kindness, intelligence and a fear of their master. As she tries to work out how she ended up in 1859, Caitlin learns the terrifying risk she poses even as she tries to get home.
Willow by Nanea Knott
Haunting dreams, a treasured hair ornament, and a supernatural cycle that must be broken.
Emi drifted through life trying to find her way until her grandmother gave her a Japanese hair ornament called a kanzashi. The waterfall of silk traditionally worn by geisha undulated like the branches of the willow tree when she held it in her hand, but it was more than she thought. Vivid dreams at night began to give way to visions during the day, and Emi soon finds herself in the past trying to save the long dead owner of the willow kanzashi.
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- Recorded by Phoebe Darqueling
- Edited by Timothy Bateson for the #OWSCyCon2019 “Story Time” feature
- This excerpt used and recorded with the author’s permission as part of the book promotion events of #OWSCyCon2019.