The Time of Our Lives – Frank Staniforth
1800 words Science Fiction
Time-traveller Alison thinks she has ruined her life, until she is shown a glimpse of her own future.
I stared around Sarah’s Snacks, stirring my tea pensively. It was obvious that the wise timeship Juliet should have brought me here again when I had ordered it simply and desperately to take me away. I’d visited this cafe on several occasions before, attracted back by its peaceful atmosphere and friendly staff, but never on the same day. No big deal for me to meet another self, yet disturbing to the people around me and so to the timeline. That would never do, however hopeless I felt personally. “Are you all right, Alison?” a woman’s voice asked. It was one of the counter girls.