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Why Genealogy and Time Travel are a Bad Match

“If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?” I have the great fortune of having had a wealthy great uncle invest some money into my family’s genealogy. He had 50 beautiful, hard-cover books printed that extends one branch of my family back to the 1400s […]

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Short Story: Larson Atwood and the Stiletto Bureau of Tourism

by Craig W. Turner Sheriff Larson Atwood pulled his big boot down off of his desk. With a thud, it landed on the floor, eclipsing the squeal of his wooden chair as his weight shifted. He might’ve nodded off, but couldn’t tell. He’d been daydreaming about a platter of slow-roasted Tennessee barbecue and then suddenly […]

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Effectively Planning Your Time Travel

“Jack looked at the time device on his wrist. The trip had been successful – July 15, 1956. He had 24 hours to stop the miscreant who had murdered his uncle. But he couldn’t walk around town in his modern-day clothes without showing everyone he was out-of-place. So after emerging from the alley into broad daylight he […]

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Props for Writing Time Travel

Like any time travel story, my trilogy WILTON’S GOLD has many different settings. With the constant changes, I had to re-frame my thinking often as I was writing to capture the settings and, more importantly, the “feel” of each time and location. The central focus of the WILTON’S GOLD series is the ambush of gold […]

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Back to the Future 2015 – Are We Falling Short?

On October 21, 2015, we’ll revisit the day that Marty McFly arrived in the future in Back to the Future II. Social media is alive, measuring our real-life 2015 against the one created by Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis in 1989. Much of it has proven to be wishful thinking because in some areas we haven’t advanced […]

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