Time Travel Inc. – Valentine’s Day

It speeds things up nicely when you can’t bring your clothes to a tryst. We fall, spent, back onto the bed.

It is impossible to describe the feeling of sheets that do not move beneath you but, she feels the same.

“I never understand why more people don’t use it for this.” She says through heavy breaths.

“That’s easy. People, for the most part, are shmucks. They are all off watching Hitler shoot himself or OJ kill his wife or Jesus get crucified. Have you seen that?”

She shakes her head.

“This is a bit unromantic for valentine’s day?” I say

she snorts, “Valentine’s day is for Roy Orbison and tearful masturbation,” she says, mocking.

I laugh, “why does that sound familiar?”

“You said it last Valentine’s day.” She rolls her eyes, smiling. “So, go ahead, rant away.”

I look at her. “I love you,” I tell her.

“I know,” she says.

I sigh.

“Well?” she asks.

“Right, well, it is a mob scene for one. It’s also revolting. Millions, billions probably, of people all around and you can barely see shit but you can still hear him scream. I mean, it might look elegant and worship-y in stained glass but it’s damn unpleasant. He was a man after all and men bleed. A lot. Plus, the place is always mobbed with Chinese tourists.”

I move down the bed, laying on my side till our eyes level. I continue,

“Who would have thought three years ago that there were actually millions of naked Chinese people watching things like that? If you ask me people should be going back to watch him take a shit or pick his nose, you know? It’d be far more interesting and certainly more enlightening.” She is smiling at me in that you’re-full-of-shit-but-I-love-you-anyway sort of way.

“Why didn’t you go see him do that then?”


“Go watch him in the bathroom.”

“Oh, I did.”

She laughs.

“Was it as enlightening as you expected?” She says, adding a pugnacious lilt to the repeated word.

“It was just a dirty little man taking a shit but, I knew that already. It is other people who need to be enlightened.”

“You’re very narrow minded you know.”

“What? No I’m not. Other people are—yes I know that is a very narrow minded thing to say–but it’s true.”


“Just saying okay doesn’t end an argument.”

“It does for me.” She says not quite humorlessly, but close enough to be a warning. She rolls over on the unrufflable sheets.

Valentine’s day is much better when you never want it to end, and it doesn’t have to.

**For the Five Rules of Time Travel that are present in this story, check out our page on Facebook or VK.



10 replies to “Time Travel Inc. – Valentine’s Day

    1. I’m glad you liked it. I did that because “Time Travel Inc.” will be a recurring theme as the year goes on and I want people to be able to understand the rules without having to cycle back through posts.

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    1. Understandable. The rules of time travel will be what guides other stories that I will write. Whenever a story has ‘Time Travel Inc’ ahead of it, it means it is guided by the five rules I put up.

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  1. Well, nice start of this serie! I think, his is the last serie which I did not read yet. Hm I looked at fb. but I could not finde the Five Rules of Time Travel: Where are they present? Can you tell me where to find? Ah and by the way if you are in need of another Illustrator for your projects, I would love to join you…

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    1. Yeah, this series is sort of random. each story is in the same universe but from different people’s perspective. I couldn’t find the facebook post either but the rules are put down in this story: https://flash-365.com/2017/02/17/time-travel-inc-the-installer/ also, it would be awesome to work together. right now Nikita and I are working on some things. If you wanted to try an experiment where you draw something and I could try writing a story based on whatever it is you drew, that could be fun. If you want to do that I could give you my email and you could send me the picture.

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  2. What a funny and creative idea to make the story after the illustration and not the illustration after the story …. quite to my taste in the “twisted” world today. That’s great! Send me your email and I look what I managed. I’m just started working in a drawing-app for the ipad. Normally I work on the computer, but if I get the same results with the Ipad, that would be great, since I could also work outside. I will also have to work differently from the style, so that I am faster and spend not too much time in one illustration. I followed you on instagram, by the way…

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