Monday March 21st…

March 21, 2011

Due to many poor excuses I have been kept from making any new posts recently. I will make up for that now.

The other night I was thinking about Deja vu. I had read a couple of scientists theories on the phenomenon. Most things I read I forget, so excuse me for the indelicacy of this rehash. I was reading some things about time travel and I fell upon these scientists who theorise that we are constantly jumping forward and backwards in time. As we lurch backwards there are traces/imprints/ghost-boogeymen-stains left on our brains. Not actually a stain, but, as I recall, just the imprint of a stain, like the impression of an object in sand.

So, as ideas go, I just started writing about a boy whose constant Deja vu (and sketchy reasoning) is convinced that he is a time traveller or (more understandably) going mad. Here are the first 2 paragraphs I wrote…


“I am a time traveller. That is what I think I am. What I guess I am, I mean.” I said it out loud. To no one. Then I lifted the giant sword and hacked again at the lantana. “Hack! Hack! Hack!” I said with each stroke and the spiky brambles fell away under the weight of the steel, filling the air with a spicy mint odour.

I don’t know why my father had a sword. It had been popular to have Japanese swords. It will be popular, I mean. Or, it would be popular. I don’t know how to express it. At school they never teach us that. Or taught us that. Anyway, I never knew then and I don’t know now how to explain what has happened and is happening to me. What you should know is that as I write this it is the year 1999 and I am in school. I am also 16 and I am either a time traveller or I’m going mad. This is what this journal is for.


I think that sums up the major plots notes for this tale. As you may have hopefully noticed, and as the protagonist rightly notices, the grammar is poor. It will be a mixed style piece in a journal format with present and past tenses mixing into a jumble that hopefully emerges into a storyline of sorts. If I have the patience for this tale I will read a lot of science to add to the story.




One comment

  1. I hope you write the rest of the tale, it got me interested 🙂

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