The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010)

The Mistaken Time Traveller (circa 2010)

I set the time coordinates for May, the year 2020, ten years from now,
I made the jump but, much to my dismay, to a parallel universe somehow.

Gas was priced low, but streets seemed deserted.  Open storefronts were few and far between.  Notices in their windows alerted adherence regarding “Covid-19.”

As though for surgery, patrons were masked.  I suppose the entire populace, because they took one look, and I was asked to leave unless I wore one. Such a fuss!

None sick, the air seemed breathable to me.  … too weird,
I returned immediately.


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