by Tegon Maus
beginning, when I was young, I had control over
it, I was the master and it was at my command. I
was certain of it. Now as time has gone by,
I have fallen victim to its seductive lure more
often than I care to admit. It has become clear
my control was an illusion and I am now at its
whim. I've tried to fight it, to control it,
to hide how badly I need it and I confess... I
fear time is running out. Everyone will know, I
am a time traveler.
I can jump
into the future at will. Sometimes it's only a
few minutes, sometimes it's as much as three
hours but I assure you, I have the ability, the
power to do so any time I wish.
It is a lonely
responsibility to move through time but I am one
of the lucky ones, I have a companion... Auggie. To
all outward appearances he is merely an over
grown cat but believe me when I say he is in full
belief he is a dog.
When he is not
patrolling the fence line, he is faithfully at my
side waiting for the opportunity of our next jump. As
you might expect the method is quite complex and
the electronic equipment involved is beyond the
understanding of an ordinary mind. The
choice of the right frequency is paramount to an
early departure and ultimately the success of the
jump. Once chosen, usually a cooking channel,
I take my place... reclining to allow Auggie
access to my chest... it's the most comfortable
position for him to stand guard over me and then,
in what seems like a mere 3 seconds to me I am
transported to the future.
my wife asks and I smile wryly comfortable in the
knowledge I have successfully jumped once more
and she is none the wiser... I am a time traveler
and I have come from the past to help.