Title: Detours in Time
Author: Pamela Schloesser Canepa
Genre: Science Fiction
Feisty Tabatha, a struggling artist, and Milt, an awkward Science professor set off on a journey to the future. What was supposed to be fun soon turns quite intense when they make discoveries about their future selves and end up on other “detours.” The two set events into action that may save one life, yet destroy another. Can these friends of completely different mindsets agree on a course of action? Can Tabatha stick to Milt’s rules of time travel? Both Milt and Tabatha struggle to witness and not participate in a place and time that is not yet their own.
Amid the backdrop of a future that reveals great wonders and horrors, Tabatha and Milt must resist the temptation to use discoveries from future technology to aid them when they return to the present. Detours in Time starts as a fantastic escape and grows to present many moral dilemmas and surprises that can either destroy the strongest bond or bring two people closer.
“What’s wrong? Not enamored with caterpillars, are you?”
“Nope. But I think you knew that. Don’t let that near me.”
He let it down slowly and hesitantly, as if having been forced to choose between the bug and Pinky. He was like a teenage boy when it came to bugs, worms, caterpillars. Pinky hated bugs, but still found his excitement amusing. He was truly a young soul in that fifty-year-old body, that honestly didn’t look fifty, anyhow.
“You like it here, don’t you?” It was a statement of fact.
“Of course. And I’d stay if I could. But we can’t.”
“Why not? It’s not like you would change anything that has already happened.” Pinky opined.
“Oh, but I might.” Pinky frowned in consternation, but he continued. “This future is based on many things that happened between 1997 and 2047. Just imagine what they are doing with cryogenics now! I have a life to live from 1997 to….I don’t know what year. To take out just one thing I’m going to do could have a ripple effect. And we can only change the world by living our own lives. That is what I believe. Who knows if I might make an amazing scientific discovery between then and now–other than time travel by Envo, that is, although evidently, someone else took the credit. Perhaps I make even another astounding discovery that someone else will take credit for. And don’t forget, I single-handedly unravel the thrill of time travel, rendering it illegal in our land! It is apparent that fame is not my destiny.” He had worked himself into a gloomy mood.
“Calm down, Milt.” Pinky patted him on the back. “Let’s just enjoy what we see around us.”
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Author Pamela Schloesser Canepa had a childhood full of travel and moving, fueling her writing of poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips. After a while, her family settled in the southeast. Writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided to self-publish fiction in 2016. Pamela’s genres include science fiction, paranormal fiction, and poetry of all types. The “Made for Me” series was Pamela’s first published fiction series. Currently, Pamela is working on a sequel to her time travel novel and may soon publish some of her paranormal short stories.
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