Time, Danger, and Twilah Bloom

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
tis is the story of a girl who found a time machine, but she will come to find out that this one has a mind of its own...

Submitted: January 19, 2015

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~~Time is a strange thing, you can never put your finger what will happen next. With that being said, I am here to tell you about a girl who found a time machine; but this was no ordinary time machine; this one had a mind of its own.

“Mom! Im going outside!” hollered 15 year old Twilah Bloom.
“Be back by dark Twi!” her mom yelled back.
“Ok mom!”
Twilah was an adventurous teen who loved to be right in the heat of the action. She was unusually tall for her age, at a whopping five feet nine inches. She was fair skinned and had long purple hair (not natural, obviously). On this particular day, she was wearing a yellow t-shirt with an orange sun on it, to the knee blue shorts, and purple hi-top converse. But one thing that stood out about Twilah, even beside her purple hair, were her eyes. She had big, bright orange eyes, a very uncommon sight.  She lived in a house right on the edge of a forest, and her parents owned the whole thing. Her favorite thing to do when she had the time was to go exploring in her backyard, which just so happens to be a large magical forest that conceals many secrets that have yet to be found. Twilah started through the trees and down the path she had made during the many trips she had taken. She walked for about twenty minutes or so and didn't see much; except the occasional squirrel and a deer or two.
"I have walked this path so many times, I want something new. I want to stray from the beaten path! I need adventure.” Twilah proclaimed to herself. She stepped out of the slight ditch that formed the path she walked in every day, and started anew.

After about ten minutes of walking she realized that all the forest seemed the same.
“Surely I should be missing something, this place isn’t all the same. Oh, don’t tell me I have become bored with my forest…” Twilah said with a sadden look. Just then, something caught her eye; something large and silver was poking out of a thick cluster of trees and bushes.
“What do we have here?” she said as she excitedly walked over the shiny thing.  She got to it and tried to pull it out of the mess of plants, but it was too heavy. She walked around the tangle trying to find a place to squeeze into, or a way to break the plants away. After almost twenty minutes of struggling with the thing, she decided to get her friends to help, for she could not possibly pry this thing out on her own.

The next day at school Twilah was wearing a blue tank top, red jeans, and her purple converse. She asked her friends Zen and Bliss to help her get the thing unstuck; they gladly agreed. After school they all headed over to Twilah’s house to have a snack then get to work. Zen was a tall boy, not as tall as Twilah, but tall none the less. He had tan skin, brown shaggy hair, and blue eyes. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with the words ‘keep calm, im the doctor’ on it, khaki shorts, and black tennis shoes. Bliss is not the tallest person you’ll ever meet, but quite possibly the strongest. She had fair skin, long blond hair with blue streaks, and deep green eyes. She was wearing a purple tank top, jean shorts, and black velvet ballet flats.

“So, where is this so called ‘shiny thing’?” bliss questioned.
“In the middle of the forest, I marked our path.” Twilah replied.
“Ok then! Allons-y!” Zen proclaimed starting towards the forest.
“What?” Bliss and Twilah said simultaneously.
“It means let’s go in French” Zen replied without tuning to look at them. Twilah ran over to Zen and stepped in front of him.
“Follow me!” Twilah said as she turned to the trees and headed in. it took them about thirty minutes to get to the center of the forest; and along the way, they had noticed that things were not as lively as normal.
“What happened to all the birds? They usually freak out when we walk through here…” Bliss remarked.
“I don’t know, they only chirped a little when I went thought here yesterday, but now they’ve completely stopped…” Twilah replied. “Oh well, I guess they migrated, the shiny thing is just up here.” She added. They came to the tangle of plants and Twilah circled around it to find the best place to remove the shiny thing.
“That dose look heavy…” Bliss mumbled as she sized up the mass of plants and the strength required to remove the shiny thing.
“Now, how are we going to do this?” Zen asked.
“I found this old machete out here yesterday, we can cut it loose with that.” Said Twilah as she looked around to find where she left it.
“Found it!” she yelled then she picked it up and handed it to Zen.
“Why are you giving this to me?” Zen said puzzled.
“I don’t know, you’re a boy; Boys are supposed to know how to use things like that…” Twilah answered.
“Ok, here we go…” said Zen as he found the right place to cut the plants. The girls stood back and watched as he made quick work of the tangle.
“Alright, now let’s pull this thing out of here!” Zen proclaimed. Bliss went around to the other side of the thing and pushed, while Zen and Twilah pulled from the front. It took almost five minutes to get the thing unstuck, but they did it. Bliss raced from the back and helped heave the thing upright.
“What is it?” Zen said out of breath.
“I have no clue…” Twilah replied. They just stood in wonder at the shiny, silver cylinder that toward above them; even Twilah felt like an ant next to this thing.
“I don’t want to, but I gotta get home before dinner… sorry Twi.” Bliss said reluctantly
“I gotta go too…” Zen agreed.
“Oh, I wish you didn’t… I’ll guess I’ll give this thing a look over and tell you what it is tomorrow at school.” 
“Sounds good, and maybe we can come over tomorrow and take a look for ourselves.” Bliss said and Zen agreed.
“Alright then see you guy’s tomorrow!” Twilah said. Bliss and Zen waved, then headed back onto the marked trail. Twilah walked around the big cylinder and noticed a place where the metal stuck up among the smooth shiny finish. She grabbed at the imperfection and it flung open like a door; and not a small one ether, it was about the size of a house door. Twilah peered inside and sneezed.
“Oh, wow it’s dusty in here! Lots of cobwebs too…” she said to herself as she was coughing. She grabbed a stick from the ground and knocked down all the webs. Unknowingly she hit something on the inside of the thing with the stick, and this low pitch hum rang throughout the forest.
“GAH!” Twilah screamed as the wave of sound hit her. She stumbled backwards and piled on to the forest floor. After a minuet, she looked up and saw a single light in the cylinder.
“What? Dose this thing have power? But it look like it has been here for ages, except that it’s the shiniest thing I have ever seen…” Twilah remarked in wonder. She stood up, regained her sense of balance and headed over to the strange cylinder. She stepped inside and the door slammed shut. Twilah whipped around and started banging on the door; but she abruptly stopped, for she saw a marvelous glow coming from behind her. Slowly and carefully she turned back, and her jaw dropped to the floor. She saw an illuminated console, like that of an airplane. And right above that was the date and time in big letters and numbers on the wall.
“Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 4:05 pm” Twilah read. “Oh my god that’s today!” she added. Suddenly, the date changed.
“Thursday, February 12th, 2099, 4:05 pm” she read again. “Oh, it seems the same… OH MY GOD NO! Did that thing just say 2099!?” Twilah added in horror. The door flew open behind her; she slowly and reluctantly, turned around. She stepped out of the now what it seems time machine and looked around. She was on a hill facing what seemed like a normal suburban neighborhood; but there was one difference, there where robots marching up and down the streets grabbing any person they could and making them fall unconscious to the ground. At least, Twilah hoped they were just unconscious. She felt shivers down her spine, and realized that one of the 7 foot tall, matt finished silver robots was coming straight at her.
“You are a time traveler, you must be removed from the system.” The robot chanted.
“What! Me! You don’t want me! Im just a confused little girl!” Twilah pleaded as she tried to get into the time machine; but the door slammed shut.
“NO! No, no, no you can’t! Let me in!” Twilah yelled as she pounded as hard as she could on the machine. Just then, someone grabbed her arm and pulled her as hard as they could; and in that instant, they were running together, as fast as they could. They stopped and entered a small metal building right on the base of the hill. She finally got a good look at who had saved her, but she had no time to even speak to the man, because he had walked her over to some other people and ran back out the door.
“Who was that?’’ Twilah questioned.
“We have no clue, he did the same thing to us.” Said a woman in the 5 or so bunch of people.
“Well, all I know is he in damn handsome.” Twilah mumbled.
“What was that?” the woman asked.
“Oh, nothing…” Twilah replied. The doors of the building flew open and someone came through pushing the time machine on a wagon of some sort.
“My time machine!” Twilah yelled as she ran over to the wagon and helped the man stand it up.
“You stupid jerk! How could you just do that? I could have died! Now take me home right now!” Twilah yelled and the thing as she kicked it. The door opened and she stepped inside. She closed the door and the date changed.
“300 B.C 4:05 pm” she read. “B.C!? What are you trying to do!?” she yelled. The door swung open and Twilah peered outside. It looked like ancient Rome; people in togas, pillars holding up aqua ducts, and so on.
“ROME!?! I wanted home not Rome!!!” Twilah yelled in rage. The door closed and the date changed.
“Thursday, February 12th, 2015, 5:00 pm” she read. “Well I hope we are in the right place this time.” She added. The door opened and Twilah stepped out. She looked around and saw that it was indeed her forest; what’s more, the birds were back.
“What? I hear the birds! I wonder what made them go away…” Twilah pondered.
“TWI! TIME TO COME INSIDE!” her dad called.
“OK! I’LL BE THERE IN ABOUT HALF AN HOUR” Twilah called back. She looked back at the time machine and smiled.
“I know we will have fun, at least when I know how to use you.” She said to the machine.

The next day at school Twilah met up with her friends.
“So, Twi what was it?” bliss asked
“Um” Twilah said. “Should I tell them? No, not yet anyways” she thought.
“It was just and old water heater, nothing special.” Twilah lied.
“Oh, well that’s lame.” Zen said
“Yeah, I thought it would be a time Machine or something by the way it looked.” Bliss said jokingly.
“Well, that would be weird…” Twilah agreed.
The End?


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