Drabble: Tying Up Loose Ends – by Rob Butler

by specklit

Dickens penned the final words to The Mystery of Edwin Drood and relaxed with a dreamy look on his face. Somehow he had felt he was battling against time to complete the novel. He was relieved it was finished.

Back in the control centre of the Flexible Alternative Relativistic Chrono Extender there was great excitement as the final page was scanned and stored.

“Complete?”

“Affirmative.”

“OK, collapse the Time Bubble.”

“Collapse in progress. Awaiting final confirmation. And, check, normal historical time is restored.

The Controller sighed with relief and consulted his notes.

“Now, what’s next, ah yes, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony.”

Author’s note: What unfinished work would you like to see completed by the original author? My choice would be Sanditon.


2 Responses to “Drabble: Tying Up Loose Ends – by Rob Butler”

  1. Amber says:

    I think I’ve found the career I’ve always wanted: Relativistic Chrono Extender Bubble Maker.

    Great story! Thought it was really fantastic.

  2. Rob Butler says:

    Thanks Amber and good luck with your new career!

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