Drabble: The First Message – by Jean-Paul L. Garnier

by specklit

“As long as these lasers remain on, from this moment on, persons in the future can transmit information back to any point in the past since we turned the device on, as long as it continues to run. With these new super-cooled superconductors we should be able to keep the machine running for an indefinite amount of time, and at little cost. All systems running, let’s give it a test. System on. Wow it looks like we are receiving a message already. It’s amazing someone chose the very moment we activated machine.”

“What does it say?”

“Turn the machine off.”

Author’s Note: Recently I read a book by Dr. Mallet about his design for a laser based time machine. I wondered about what type of message we might receive if the device has negative repercussions.

One Response to “Drabble: The First Message – by Jean-Paul L. Garnier”

  1. Jeff says:

    Terrific! This is one of my favorite drabbles yet.

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