#22 Nature taking over

It’s cold outside. The stray dogs are still eating from the carcass a few feet away. I have to get to that body. The fallout has long settled and we have been hiding for a 100 years underground. But last month i ran from my fellow people because they were changing mentally into beasts. When the food ran out they started to vote who should be next on the spit.

I ran very far so no one would be able to find me. But dangers outside of the base would also play a big roll in the outside world. And there were more dangers then 100 years ago. There were people who became greedy and even more arrogant. At least that’s what the stories say.

But the reason i am in hiding, is because this carcass has some stuff i could realy use to survive down here. There is a gun and a medkit close to it. And i want those. So i’ll.just have to wait untill the dogs are gone. 

All animals have gone into a madness mode. But the other day i saw someone walking with a dog on a leash. I had never seen that before. And that dog looked realy healthy. No red spots without fur anywhere. He must have had some kind of food for the dog. 

I notice the dogs are done eating, or whatever they were doing. So i decided to approach the body and look trough the jacket also. In his inside pocket was a map. I think it was a map from the land around us. I never learned how to read a map but i decided i was going to take it with me. 

I walked away from the body and i went in the direction of the morning sun. I had to find a place to stay. But nowhere is safe. There is a city up ahead wich i can check out. There might be an empty building wich i could settle in maybe.

So i decided to go to the city. It should not take very long, only about an hour or so. You could get into the city from all sides, but there was only one broken road that lead to the city. I decided i would follow the road, since the land near it was all swamp-like land. 

When i got there, there were some building that i could not enter. But there would not be anything if i checked it out i think, just rubble. I did find an appartment building. I went up the stairs of the building and walked on the side of were the front doors are. 

I could see a key laying on the ground. I picked it up and tried it on all the doors. The key went into the keyhole of the 4th appartment i tried. The door opened and i was greeted by 2 skeletons looking at me. I had seen enough dead so it was not scary. I took the skeletons and threw them off the appartment building. 

I saw a broom in the corner so i started to sweet the place. It just looked like a normal home. Very suitable for someone to settle in. The walls were old and a little bit cracked. But that should not be a problem i just can’t belive that no one searched this place in those 100 years.

There even was some canned soda in the refrigerator. And some other things that went bad. I heard the stories about canned soda, but i never actually saw one. Let alone taste one. So i was very curious. I did see in a book how you should open a can of soda. So i put my finger under the lip and pulled it open. I tool a sip…and spewed it out. The soda was extreemly sweet. It hurt my jaws, that sweet.

I took another sip. And the prickly feeling of the soda on my toung wasn’t painfull or anything. It did feel kind of refreshing. And there were no foods with sugar in them. So this was a big sugar shot. I took another sip and put the can on the counter. I looked around in the appartment to see if there was anything usefull. 

I opened one of the doors and i saw there hung a shotgun on the wall. With 5 boxes of ammo on the side. This surely was the jackpot. 

That day i cleaned the whole place. It still looked crooked, but it was defenitly suitable to live here. I barricaded the entrance of the building and put a lock the i found on the inside of the backdoor. That way only i was able to leave. I blinded most of the windows, so no one would see me from a distance. 

The bed was full of dust. So i just turned the big matrass on the back and it looked like new. I slept like a baby that night. And nothing disturbed me. 

This was not going to be as bad as i tought. Or was it?

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#21 Cruel people

I’m sitting here on a bench in the trainstation. The train i need to get to go to school will be here in 9 minutes the clock says. I lean my back against the bench i’m sitting on. The sun breaks trough and i can feel the warmth on my legs and arms. I brush some dust off my new beige pants i bought last week.

People walk by with sandwiches in their hands, a woman with her lipstick is stroking her lips and presses them on each other. I have no idea why she would put on lipstick, but that’s non of my business. A mother with her 3 boys are restlessly waiting for the train to arrive too. The boys are running around the bench, touching it now and then, making the bench vibrate slightly, wich makes my annoyance go up a little bit. The woman sees my face and tells het boys to take it easy… it’s morning. She looks at me and nods her head. I nod back and turn my head to the rails again.

There is a man talking slightly aggrovated a few feet away from me. “What did i tell you! You have to take care of that today!” He explained to the other person on the phone. And it made me think a little. Why do people yell at other people. Do they not listen, or do they have something wrong with their hearing ability? 

Speaking about hearing ability, the young guy next to me is playing his eminem song so loud trough his earbuds that i can enjoy the music with him. I don’t mind an eminem song. Bus isn’t he just ruining his hearing ability? Hm… whatever. Not my problem.

I’m suddenly made aware by my phone i got a whatsapp message. I look on my phone, it’s a friend of mine asking me where i am. I unlock my phone and tell him i am waiting for the train to arrive. He messages “ok, i’ll see you soon then” and with that i lock my phone and put it back into my pocket. The notification sound of my phone goes off again. So i take my phone out off my pocket and unlock it again.”oh yeah, your gay” he messages. “You’re” i awnser back while a slim smile appears on my face.

A skinny shy guy around the age of 19 maybe 20 comes walking up on the bench im sitting on. He looks nervous and looks around him as if he’s paranoid about something. I shove myself a little aside and point out to him he can sit down. He looks at me and makes a weak gesture with his hand. “No thanks” he awnsers. “Alright” i say, still makimg space for him if he would change his mind. 

A few second later he did change his mind and sat down. I think he is just not the social type, so i tought nothing of it. Suddenly he said to me “have you ever tought about killing yourself?” I look at him in an angle “why would i think about that” i say to him. “Well, you know, people are asshole” he whispers to me. I frown my eyebrows up and say “yeah, you are right. But i’m not letting myself get influenced by other people. They do not decide how i live”. he nods in agreement. 

I can hear him sigh while he is sitting next to me. I knew he wanted a reason to not be suicidal, obviously. I put out my hand to him. He looked at me and reached for my hand. When our hands met i told him my name. He took a minute but he then told his name. “You look like a good person” i say to him. “Thanks” he says to me. “So where are you off to?” I ask him. “Well, uh… school i guess” he explaines. “What do you do?” I ask. “I am working on being a writer” he says. I nod my head and say thst is a great choice. He agrees and says “yeah, it is”. For a moment it’s silent between us. 

In the distance i can hear the train coming. He looks at me as he stands up. “I do digital design” i tell him. “Ok” he says. I notice he is not paying attention to me anymore. He walks a little towards the rail. The train is coming nearer every second. He get closer and closer to the edge. So i decide to get up, i walk towards him. He’s now crossing the white warning line. My head starts to rush and toughts fly by. I should stop him. There is no need to kill yourself. 

The train is nearly here and he is standing on the white edge. I put my hand on his shoulder and tell him “i’ll be your friend Michael” he turns around and looks at me. His eyes start to swell up and he takes a step back. The train goes by us and the door opens. 

Let’s go to school i say. He nods, and enters the train with me. 

Written by michael kraus.

#20 The Disney Waterpark.

Hi, this is my first recording. I will tell you what happened at the park in Walt Disney. You know… the closed down waterpark. 

I heard many ghost stories about the park. People getting murdered there and people never being found ever again after going there. Not even their bodies have been recovered. 

One day i was in the library with my friend. We laughed about some crazy funny comic we saw on the internet while browsing trough the library. We looked for something that peaked our interest and a lot of things did. 

Great articles about ghost and creature stories were our most favorite subjects, and we have been to some ‘haunted’ places. But nothing ever realy happened. We then searched for ghost places around in our city. And living close to Disney Land this came up. 

We looked trough what people found there and what had happened there. It closed down some day and was not attended anymore. But it’s still visited without permission by vandalists to this day. 

All these articles about this place were so interesting that we wanted to check it out for our self. Ofcourse we din’t believe it. We have been to places where nothing happened. And became more skeptical about the subject. So we decided to go there in the weekend on saturday night. 

We met at a parking lot around 6 pm close to the park. It was still light outside, but we were going to check the place out. So we brought torches and some extra batteries. 

We walked around the fence of the waterpark, and it did indeed look like a ghost park. We got exited and went to look for a way in. After looking around we saw a tree hanging over the fence. It was a good oppertunity, so we took it. We got up in the tree and walked over the thick branch to the inside of the fence. 

We looked around because we din’t know where to go. We just decided to start walking and look for interesting things. We came to a small pond with a small wooden crooked shed in the middle. It din’t appear in any of the fotos we saw so it atracted our attention. 

We looked around the pond to see if there was something to cross to the middle with. And we saw a small dingy. It was drifting in the middle of the lake so it was obviously leak free. We grabbed a big branch and reached out formthe small boat. We hooked it on the boat and got it close to us so we could step in. 

When we were in the boat we got the branch to puch us of the side of the pond and drift us to the middle. We were finally in the middle of the pond. We looked at the shed. It semlled like wet rotten wood. We tried to find an opening into the shed while walking around it. But we were unable to find one. 

I found a little hole in one of the planks of the shed. I looked trought the hole but i could not see anthing. So i put my torch trough the hole and used the other end of my torch as a lever. And i pushed the plang right out as i pushed my torch to the shed. Some other planks were then easely removable since it was all rotten. 

We stepped in and used out torches to look around. There was nothing to see. It was empty. While walking around slowly we suddenly hears the cracking of wood. I pointed my torch down and i saw my friends standing on a hatch. As he saw it he stepped of the hatch. There was a little handle, we pulled it up and the hatch opened. 

We saw there was a metal staircasing going down. So after a little arguing we decided to explore the hole. As we walked down we came in a tunnel. The echo of our steps jumped from the wals deep into the tunnel. 

Suddenly after walking straight for about 5 minutes, we came up to a door. The door looked fairly new. And when we tried to open it, it was locked. We decided to turn back and explore the rest of the waterpark. So after walking back trough the tunnel for about 10 minutes we became confused. 

We were walking the right direction because there are no other corridors. The tunnel was straight. We kept walking the same direction for another 5 minutes. Thats when we got scared. Were we going crazy? 

We decided to turn around and walk back to the door to get us back to where we started. Maybe we din’t see a corridor that was actually there. 

After walking about 2 minutes we reached the door… this seemed way to quick. We walked 15 minutes towards the entrance. But nevertheless we walked back to the entrance from the door. After walking for 5 minutes we reached another door. This looked the same as the last door… in fact, this is the last door we were at. 

We were now certain we were losing our mind. We got our cellphones out and tried to call the police. We got someone from the police department on the phone and she told us what our emergency was. I told her we were at disney world’s water park. And that we got stuck somehow in a tunnel. 

The police woman said she would send a cop car to our lication. She told us not to wory and that we were not to move. the police car would be there in 10 minutes. We agreed and sat down on the ground. 

Our phone batteries died now. And we are soon going to have to use our spare batteries for our flashlights. We called the cops without doubt about 1 hour ago. And we have hears nothing but our own breathing and shivvering in this tunnel. I hope we get out fast. Because it’s starting to get scary.

#19 Love does not forget

This story was suggested by: loveurownlife

College is finally done for this year, and now it’s summer. A friend of mine is a flight attendant wich he always wanted to be, and he has been doing this job for a few months now. It’s also always been my dream to work onboard a plane. The feeling you get when you are in the air is unbelivable. The sights you can see from the plane are amazing.

When I was about 10 years old, my parents and I went on holliday. And we had to travel by plane to our destination. While we were in the air, I’d look out of the window and fantasize about the things that were below us on the ground. Then a steward came our way and offered us some food and drinks for underway. I looked at the lady with wonder, she smiled back and gave me a candybar. “here you go” she said while looking at me.

From that moment on I knew I wanted to do the same thing. Make people at ease on a flight, and help them out with whatever is needed. I was destined to make my dream come true.

But my parents always wanted me to become a teacher.  They did not care what I wanted. If I would say I wanted to work aboard a plane, they would scold me and say that I would not be able to find a job in the area. Where I live, teachers are greatly appriciated, so they earn a good salary. But I din’t want to be a teacher. I knew I had the skill to be one, but my feelings would be crushed. So I decided to attend to flight school anyway.

When my parents found out they were furiously mad with me. I was not alowed to do anything anymore. And I would be kicked out as soon as I had a job.

I also had a brother a year older then me. He was always very neat and always listened to our parents. He was going to be a teacher for them. He got his degree and started as a math teacher. My parents were proud of him and we all loved him very much.

So now, I can almost start being an air hostess. I’ll have to wait 3 weeks and then I can start as a stewardess onboard of airplanes. Ill be away a lot from home, but I don’t care. It’s my dream, and I wanted to do this almost my whole life.

The last night before I had to go on trail was hard. I could not sleep because I was so nervous. My head was filled with toughts, and I could not relax. So I had only 5 or 6 hours of sleep. Nevertheless this is the day I am going to make my dream come true.

2 hours later I was standing in a room where I got told what to do as an air hostess. I paid close attention to every detail they had to say to me. I had to complete my trail stage of 3 months before I got my official licence. When I had that licence I was able to work aboard flights whenever I got hired by someone.

That same day I got to work aboard a plane. And I had never had so much fun, because coincidently my friend worked for the same company. he already completed his trail and had to give me a tour.

When the days and weeks passed by we started to have feelings for each other. We went on dates and became very close.

The upcoming 6 months we worked many hours. But it felt as if the time went by flying. Our time together on planes had made our relationship the real deal. We knew we loved each other. And would often fantasized about what the future might hold. And everything seemed to go so well.

Then one day something very terrible happened. When my brother got some weeks off from work. He decided to go on vacation to madagascar. He had the flight I was supposed to have with my boyfriend, but we were late and missed the flight… later that night on the news we saw the plane crashed with my brother inside.

My boyfriend helped us the upcoming days with everything we needed. He was there when we needed him.

After 2 weeks my parents said they wanted to talk to me. They said I was not alowed to go on any flight anymore. And they swore that if I did, I would not be allowed to enter the house anymore. So I had to make a decision. My parents were now even more determent to make me a teacher. And I din’t want to abandon my parents for a selfish dream I had. So I decided to become an english teacher.

I asked my boyfriend to come with me, and become a teacher also, but he refused.

My heart was broken, I sobbed for days. Then after 3 weeks he send me a text.

 

Hey dear, an international company was so pleased with my work, I get to work for them now, ill be flying all over the world, isn’t that great? “smileyface”

 

When I saw the text, I got dizzy. I had to lay back on my bed and rest my head on my pillow. The rage inside me made me cry even more. He’ll be going to places for longer periods of time, leaving me behind. All alone. I texted him I wanted to break up, and I deleted and blocked his phone number. I was so jelouse.

Time went by as I had a quick period of learning how to become a teacher. Never one day, I forgot about my dreamjob, and what I could have been doing if it weren’t for my parents. Frustration and anger filled me for the upcoming 3 months. And I never went to work with a happy face. Ofcourse teaching people things is a great thing to do, and it paid well. But this wasn’t what I wanted to do.

My ex boyfriend and me din’t speak anymore, but then, out of nowhere when I came home, he was sitting there. In the chair, waiting for me at my parents house. My hart stopped and I froze. He noticed me and turned his head. Water started filling my eyes and a light headache appeared in my head, but I couldn’t move.

He picked up the single red rose he had laying next to him and started walking towards me. With tears rolling over my cheeks, my knees started to shivver and they got weak. He noticed and ran towards me just in time to catch me when I collapsed in his arms. While my tears soaked his shirt he said “I’m sorry, I should have come with you”

My hands reached around his middle to his back.

“how could you just leave me here” I said to him sobbingly.

“I’m so, so sorry. I came here to join you, but am I to late?” he asked.

I pushed him away from me and stared at him“ofcourse you are to late!” I screamed.

His eyes started to get damp, and looked at me. “I’m… realy sorry” he said with a trembling voice.

I stepped back toward him and put my hands on his jaw. I pulled him closer to me and our lips touched.

It’s now 4 years later since this all happened. My boyfriend and I are living together now, in 3 weeks im am giving birth to a sweet baby boy.

The last principal of the school I worked for, retired. And all the teachers voted me to be the new principal, so I am the head of the school now. My boyfriend works in the same school. He is the new math teacher of the school after he got his degree last year.

We also started a planemodel collection, and it’s surprisingly big.

 

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#14,2 Let’s talk dreams

4 years after the dream incident, i mostly forgot what happened. Mainly because i had found a good paying job. And i had some friends. The world was finally a decent place for me to hang out. 

Still, people were arrogant, unfair and selfish. But i guess that is what the specialty of humanity is. Being human… i still have to get used to it. 

Anyway, last night i went to bed again after a long nightshift, it was weekend. So i decided to sleep in. 

I noticed myself falling asleep, and tought i might as well have a nice dream for me to spend the night in. So i tough about an island. A great island where everyone was happy. Everyone had fun. On this island. there was no money. They trade with each other, just like in the time when money din’t exist yet.

I decided to dream myself a decent house. Not to big, not to small. I would have handcrafted objects to trade other people with. So i went out to trade with other people. I found some nice things i would like to have hanging in my house.

The sky was always blue and peacefull. The weather was always soft and warm. There was no reason for me to think about anything i din’t like because i was to busy doing things i did like to do.

But one day the clouds were not blue. The weather was cold and drizzly as the clouds were grey and dark. I instantly knew i wanted to wake up, but i couldn’t. I began to get scared and i only tought about what happened the last time. I tried all kind of things to wake up without hurting myself. 
But honnestly, it was only a drizzly day… right? I started questioning the things i knew. And it slowly drove me mad. But as long as i wasn’t going to hurt myself i should be fine.

The sky went darker and eventually the sky went black. Unable to see, only to smell and feel. I did have torches so i decided to try and find one. Wich i luckely did. But i din’t have anything to light it with, so it was useless. 

I saw a light in the distance. I got drawn to it and started walking. The ground was flat, and all i could think of was to hope not to fall down somewhere. After a While i started to trust the ground was flat all the way. So i ran towards the light. I realy got the urge to get there as fast as i could. My mind was set. I wanted to reach it, no matter what. So i ran and ran as fast as i could. 

The ground became slimy and and sticky, my shoes starting to get stuck. So i took them off and started running on my bare feet. Wich in a way went quicker. 

In the distance i could hear my friends calling out my name for some reason. My feet stopped. They were sinking in the slimy substance. It made me sink all the way to my ankle, and i tried and tried but i wasen’t able to pull them out. The light was there… only a few steps away from me. But i was unable to move my feet.

My friends were still calling my name, and i started to panic. What was going on? Or was this real? I shook my head wildly to the tought. I should know better. I’m a dream expert. This is a dream. I can do what ever i want in here. 

“Wake up man” i heard one of my friends say. Now i knew, i was asleep. My sleep was so deep it cought me. I saw the light slowly fading. I din’t want to end it this way. This is a real selfish way to die. My mind filled with images of the last 4 years of my friends and me. We had such good times, and it was the first time i realy had friends. My feelings began to burn. I never had something to fight for before, so this feeling of being wanted was new. 

My body filled with rage, i did not want to die this way! And i wasn’t going to die this way! I filled my lungs with as much air as i could. I opened my mouth and started screaming all my hatred and rage out. Everything around me started trembling. The floor i was stuck in, melted. The sky started to glow white. The space around me started to flash. The ground under me appeared to be some kind of glass. Under it i could see a massive heart beating very fast. 

I was still screaming and screaming. The light came closer to me. The slimey substance had faded and i started running to the light while i was still screaming as loud as i could. Suddenly everything became white for a split second. And everything was light. I could hear the echo of my scream in the room when i opened my eyes. 

I opened my eyes and i saw 3 doctors and my 3 friends all against the wall. Looking at me as if they just saw a ghost. “You died” one of my friends said to me. I smiled at him, and i said…

“Let’s go and get something to eat with us all” 

Written by michael kraus.

#18 Ways of the galaxy

Our spaceship the cloudsurfer is now repaired and ready to depart. We have a lot of time to make up after that attack on us wich made us take a big tour around the system. But you can expect that when you are carrying a cargo of plasmagold…. 

oh, you don’t know what plasmagold is? Let me explain. When spaceships started to become a ragular thing, people started exploring the vast universe. Some came across planets that consisted of high denceties of gold. And ofcourse they wanted to take it all. So someone, no one knows who. But that person made a material shrinker and expander. It takes the material appart and puts them together in such a way that you can store more in one place. 

See it as packing your bag. If you just throw your clothes and stuff in a suitcase you won’t be able to take as much with you as if you folded everything. That is what the material shrinker does. It folds the materials so small, you can fit 500 kilo’s of rough gold in 1 single gold coin. Wich would be worth about 20.000 credits each. Those gold coins are called plasmagold. It looks a little bit like an old bazooka launcher thing. And it can also unfold the matirial to change it to a lower density.

So when you have a big planet made out of gold, the value goes down. But luckely there are not many gold planets. And most of them have been claimed by rich and powerfull space travelers. But space is full of pirates who would do anything to take anything of value. 

And we are the pirates. We just picked a load of plasmagold from a stranded ship, about 100 plasmagold. So that would be something like 2 milion credits. It is a big amount of credits but in some places in the galaxy it is even worth more. 1 plasmagold that would normally be 20k would be 50k on the outside rings of the galaxy.

So when we headed to the outer rings we got attacked by fellow pirates who had a cargo scanner. A cargo scanner is something like a see trough metal scanner. Every metal has it’s own color, so it is easy to spot plasmagold. There are some materials that have almost the same color, but that would just make them think we have more plasmagold on board. So the smaller the ammount, the better.

But the pirates attacked us. They were however not able to hit us with any weapons. So we got away, but they made us go into a meteor field. Some rocks hit our ship and shields, so we had to get them fixed here in the bay. We also sold the 100 goldplasma here for 5 milion credits. We only needed 2k credits to repair our ship, so it was worth the risk. 

I will explain to you how credits work, every person gets a metal plate in their wrist. It’s a realy small plate and acts as a credits card. The galaxy needed a universal currency so everyone agreed to have credits as a currency. 1 credit equals 2 dollars back in the day. So everyone converted their money into credits. And everyone in the universe started using credits. There are no physical credits but some people also pay in plasmagold, plasmasilver, plasmacopper and all other kinds of plasma matirial coins. Everything that gets converted to plasma turns into a coin you are able to hold in your hands.

In this galaxy everything is about the credits and other valuables. If you are rich you get power, if you get power you are unbeatable.

There is so much more that i can tell you about our galaxy, now. And we will do that some other day. But now my time is up. I have to go aboard the Cloudsurfer, we have a rumor of another stranded ship with plasma coins.

#17 A toughtless mind.

My mind is empty, it is totally blank. I can’t think of anything and i can’t feel anything. But i want to do something productive. The only thing i can think of what to do, is think about things i want to do. But the ideas are just not entering my mind, it’s empty.

My hand feels at ease, they are in a comfortable position on the armrests of the chair i am sitting in. But i don’t want to move them. It would disturb the rest in my muscles. 

My feet are resting on a little feetrest in front of me. My heels lean on the soft kushin while my toes reach up in the air. I could wiggle my toes, but i do not want to do that.

My head is leaning on the pillow of the chair, it’s the perfect hight for my neck and head to rest comfortable. 

My mind is still empty… i think i hear a ticking sound. Tick…. tick…. tick…. tick…. it’s my clock. But i won’t open my eyes to look at it, even tough i am curious about the time. But i am holding them shut tight. 

The sun is shining on my face trough the window, warming my face. Even though i have my eyes shut, the light of the sun still passes trough the thin skin of my eyelids making them glow red on the inside. I could move my eyes, but they feel like they are in the right place, so i sloudn’t 

Suddenly my sister come into the living room slaming open the door, making me jolt in the air. All my concentration and rest is gone. But i still have my eyes closed. She screams “WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU NAKED IN THE LIVING ROOM” I smile and say “leave the room”. I can hear her smashing the door behind her as she leaves the room. 

A tingly feeling in my stomach makes me smile. A feeling of happyness and embarasment fills my throat. I suddenly BURST out laughing while my mind fills with images of what my sisters face would have looked like when she came into the living room. 

Written by michael kraus

#16 The transport union

“Tonight, dear ladies and gentlemen, i will show you my latest of creations… BEHOLD!, ‘THE TRANSPORT UNION'” I pull off the big silk cloth and there she was, my invention. It took me 13 years to complete and perfect. Also testing was a big factor. I could not afford for things to go awry. My reputation would be crushed.

This machine i built can do several different things. If you stand in it and program it to make you younger, it can make you as young as an infant, it can also make you older if that is what you wish. If you ever need time to make something that takes a lot of time, you can enter the maching and program it to stop time everywhere but in the machine. That way you would have all the time you need. And for people around you it would look like you went in there for only a second. 

You can also travel with the machine. And with travel, i mean travel trough time. Explore the unknown of the past or future. Imagine the possibilities.

Ofcourse the making this machine did not go without any casualties. People have died for this machine, testing its capebilities, wich sometimes resulted in someone dying because they got lunged out of the machine. Or some people got fried when the machine became too hot. But all those death were not in veign. The machine is complete and works.

I even visited the future to see what would become of it. And i didn’t find any record of the machine, wich is good. Because that mean it did not blow up at a certain time. 

And now it was time to show the world.

I sat in the machine and looked at the crowd, they were all looking at me on the edge of their seats, waiting for something to happen. So i looked at the crowd and back in front of me and closed my eyes. For a few seconds i was silent. I opened my eyes and turned my head to the crowd and said “i have succesfully traveled a few second trough time” some people laughed, but most were silent and still looking. 

“I will come back with something from the future” i said to the crowd. I turned the handle, pushed some buttons and then opened the lid to the ‘travel’ button. The machine started with a loud sigh, as if letting out steam. Then it was followed by a noise like a microwave makes. People in the audience looked fearfull but also curious as to what might happen. Then it the buzzing started getting louder and louder. People started covering their ears. And then….zap. i was gone into the future. 

I was not in the same place. the world turns and makes it nearly impossible to land on the same place you started of. It is bound to earths magnetic field however, wich makes it not drift into outer space. So i ended up somewhere in a street. There was no soul to be seen. I only went 50 years into the future. But everything was destroyed. I din’t see any people around. The sky was grey and filthy and a strong oder of rot filled my nostrils. All houses i saw were broken and crumbled, They were ruins. 

I went onto the ruins of one of the houses and saw a photo of 2 grown ups and a kid. When i turned it over it read 2067. I nodded and went back into the machine. I set the time exactly the way it was before i went here and pushed some buttons. I pressed the travel button and… zap! Into the past. 

I landed about 3 meters away from where i left of. And people were still in the seats. But everyone was silent and it looked like everybody was… dead. Torn open from every angle. The stage was burned and broken too wich made the machine tip a little. The roof was also gone, but it dint fall down. Bacause it was not on the ground. So it must have flown upwards and around the theatre.

I din’t mean for any of this to happen but it seems like the shockwave of The Transport Union was so big it broke everything close to it, Even in the future. I only tested my machine in isolated rooms, never in public. But it seems to me i should only activate it in non urban enviroments.

I think i have to fix this by warning myself in the past. Yeah, what could go wrong right?

Written by michael kraus.

Ps. 2 busses broke down while i was in them, traveling to school while writing this. How odd.

#15 a wonderous place

“The reason you are still alive, is because i haven’t killed you yet” my kidnapper said to me while pointing a gun at my head. “But no one had come to pay your ransom so now i will take your life and flee the country” he said. 

“It’s shit when a plan does not come together huh” i tell him while i look at him. He looks at me and says “i don’t give a shit. The world is a shitball anyway” he squeezes the trigger and bang! Blood streams from my forehead on my nose and mouth. I fall face first into the ground and everything becomes light.

I feel no pain from the gunshot, but i think i am still aware. Is this the other side? Is this where you go when you die? Suddenly i see sand under my feet. My feet touch the warm hard sand. I start looking around. It looks like i am in a desert-ish place. 

I set my first steps in the hard orange sand and start walking. I don’t see where i’m going, because everywhere i look there is fog. I can see about 20 feet in tront of me. I suddenly see bones. They look human and are lying on the sand. Almost as if they got there about a few seconds ago.

I walk to the skeleton and examen it. There is nothing out of the ordinairy. Just… a skeleton. I start to wonder, what is this. If this is heaven, then it is weird.

I start walking around again. And the fog seems to clear a little, makimg me able to look way further then i could before. I feel the ground rumble under my feet. And suddenly a massive dark pointy thing crashes down in front of me into the sand. I bounce back and fall on my back. I look up, this thing must be about 50 feet high. 

It looks black. Like the blackest black i have ever seen. It’s surrounded by little black fluffy particles it seems. A little further away another one of those pointy things come crashing down. Wich made the ground tremble.

The fog goes away as if someone would be vaccuming it. And then i can see what the big black pointy things realy are. They are connected to an incredibly massive tower of sorts. It’s not a building, its more like a ship or so. But this one has four massive legs like a spider would have. 

A hatch in the middle of the thing opens, and out comes a big robot looking thing. But it doesn’t look bulky. It looks very smooth and organic. 

In a flash it stands in front of me. There was no wind, so no sand got up from the ground. It seemed like it was hovering from the ground. It reached out its hand wich only had 3 fingers. So i reached back at it, not realy sure what to expect. But i was shot in the head, so what should i care. It picked me up off the ground, and in a flash we were beneath the massive ship thing and we stepped in the hatch. It brought us inside the massive ship.

With wonder i looked around. Everywhere i could see black liquid flowing down. There we illuminating plant looking forms everywhere, wich made me able to look around. But if you’d look upwards, you couldn’t see anything other then streams of black liquid coming down.

We came to a stop at a massive stream of this black stuff. The thing then put its hand into it and grabbed my hand. Suddenly in a flash we were somewhere else. It was a white room, almost futuristic. “Hello” i heard from somewhere. I looked around to see where it was coming from, but i could not see anyone. “h…hello?” I said. “Your body has died, and you are home now” i heard someone say out of nowhere.”You can rest up. Or you can pick a new body to progress your job in” it said. “I preffer to rest up” i said. “So be it” the voice then said.