by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
GENRE: Sci-fi Time Travel Romance (clean)
What if time travel proved you were meant to be together? Sometimes the very things that bond two people can drive a wedge between them. Tabitha and Milt have been through a lot together, but they find themselves pulled in very different ways.
Tabitha longs for a getaway, while Milt is busy with his responsibilities. She embarks on an unplanned journey. With this attempt to pull herself out of the rut, how will she handle the unknown dangers she faces and return her life to normal?
“Wait, they gave you a memory download? How?”
“With electrodes hooked up to my head, and they had a screen where they saw images that I was describing, or maybe they saw what I was seeing in my mind. They only saw an outline of Mahoney and--would you believe this: the Steinblaster! But they didn’t find out where I’m from. It’s all okay; I blocked that. You’d be proud of me.”
“Okay.” Milt was used to her mysterious, almost prophetic dreams, but the thought of someone giving his wife a memory download was just disturbing. “So, how can you be sure you blocked out everything you needed to? Could there be any side effects to this memory download? Wait, you’re related to the girl with the elfin ears?” He held up a hand to his head. It was too much information coming to him at once.
Tabitha chuckled through her words. “Her ears were a body modification. Same as her skin, but she did that with pills. It’s some anarchistic or artistic fad. But, yes. She let me sit by her at the coffee shop, which, by the way, is much the same as it was when you and I went to 2047. Anyway, we talked like old friends. She lives with her grandmother, who is from New Orleans. Whose name is Louise. Her grandfather’s name is Jared. I’m telling you, it’s them! I saw a picture on their wall!” Her voice raised in excitement.
“Well, you could be right. Really, though, about this memory download. Did they warn you of side effects? Did you consent to this?”
“Yes, Milt. I consented so they would believe what I was saying about Mahoney. Then, my blood pressure went all haywire and they had to stop.”
“You shouldn’t have done that. We need to take you to the doctor.”
“My appointment is next week. I’m fine. All I had to do was think about seeing George Mahoney and, well, childbirth. The memory’s not so old yet.”
“Okay.” Milt nodded. “So, what will you tell the counselor about your little journey? You know, I’m not telling you what to do, I just have a little concern. And you really shouldn’t go into people’s homes in a strange time and place. By the way, why were you in Salamanca’s home?”
She narrowed her eyes at him, then touched her hand to her forehead. “I’ll explain that later. Hey, I know I shouldn’t have gone, because look, I can’t even talk about it, and it’s scratching to come out! I don’t know though. I’m afraid I’ll say the wrong thing, and they will think I’m stark raving mad.”
Author Pamela Schloesser Canepa had a childhood full of travel and moving, fueling her writing of poems and stories as a child to provide entertainment for long trips. When her family settled in the southeast, writing provided an outlet for private thoughts and emotions for years, until she decided to self-publish fiction in 2016. Pamela's genres include science fiction, paranormal fiction, and poetry of all types. The "Made for Me" series was Pamela's first published fiction series with a futuristic flavor. Pamela plans to continue to write a spinoff with one of the characters in “Undercurrents in Time,” and her next project is another installment in the “Made for Me” series.
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