When Agent Sarah Swallows came to, she was horrified to find herself in near-total darkness. The only light she could see was the pale blue light of her android companion Norman’s eyes and the bright white light shining from his fingertip as he examined her pupils.
“Norman, stop, I think I’m okay,” Sarah commanded. “Could you shine your light around so I can see where we are?”
There were cans of solvents, paints, and other construction materials on dusty shelves. Sarah asked Norman to shine his light on a rusty can of kerosene. She wondered if the blow to her head was more serious than she initially thought. The expiration date on the can made no sense.
“One twelve twelve thirty-two,” Sarah read. “Perhaps part of the numbers is worn off. Can you read it, Norman?”
“The numbers are accurate, Sarah. We have passed through a wrinkle in time.”
“What do you mean ‘a wrinkle in time?’”
“We are no longer on Dimension 6 Earth in the time period that you know as the twenty-first century.”
“Perhaps you have damage to your circuits. Whatever the case, I am not happy being in this confined space. Let’s get out of here.”
~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~
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