Time Machine Tuesday for May 7


Time travel with us…..

Disclaimer: I do not actually own any form of time machine, nor is access to a time machine implied in this feature. I am, however, curious about history, stories, patterns, and interesting tidbits of many kinds.

It is in that spirit that I share Time Machine Tuesday, a weekly jaunt through history – one Tuesday at a time.


Observances –

Caption: By Orangerider at de.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

Caption: By Orangerider at de.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

And now, a personal magic carpet ride through time…

  • May 7, 2012Last year, I shared a flash fiction piece, “The Huntress in Moonlight” forStory A Day May. Here’s an excerpt:

She seemed to have forgotten I was there….

I sat on the wide branch, my back pressed into the trunk – cushioned and cool where thmosses caressed my shoulders; rough and warm where my lower back pressed against bare bark – watching her.

She never seemed to notice her beauty, yet she wore it naturally, with ownership I had never seen before. I couldn’t pinpoint what differed from the beautiful, petulant queens of the high school court…Shirana, Beverlee, and Aspen, who made the boys slobber over themselves like fools, and dismissed the rest of us with something that might have been contemptuous if they didn’t look at walls and teachers the same way…

~~ Perhaps those girls believe their appearance entitles them to privilege. I find that attitude most – illogical.~~

I clutched my head, nearly falling. “H-How —?” I asked, pressing myself backward, as if Tisira was going to attack….

Click on the date above to read the rest of the story…

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