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The Time Traveller 7

April 23, 2011

I stood at the top of the library steps. The courtyard was below me, full of seniors in yellow polos and juniors in whites. Beyond these were the brick classroom blocks lined up in four neat rows and the football oval beyond that. Kids ate lunch, talked and messed around. Gary Mellford, a senior I knew, tripped up a junior and the red haired kid rolled onto a pile of bags followed by the laughter of everyone around. I smirked, but my humour died fast as I thought, “Was that what I was meant to stop? Will that somehow change me? Could such a small thing change everything?”

To save my reputation I had not told any of my friends about my problem, but it was quickly getting too much for me. Help was needed, but from who? Friends? Family? Maybe a complete stranger would be better? Until I chose someone I had to prepare myself. And until I prepared myself I had to keep both eyes open for anything life changing.

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