My story this week will be a reference (but with different facts) to the 1985 movie Back to the Future.
Marty McFly goes back in time, to the year his parents meet, but his appearance changed the course of events and mom and dad did not fall in love. It’s his job now to make sure they will meet and get together, to guarantee his own existence.
Time is running out, his siblings have already faded, if he fades as well, all will be lost.
He sets up a trail walk to see if mom and dad find the spark of their love. They walk,talk, chat and laugh together. Things seem promissing. But then dad says something that mom doesn’t like. They have a little fight and mom turns her back and goes away. Dad is also mad and won’t go after her.
Marty’s hopes start to go away, just like his parents and like himself. He is desperate. He stands in the middle of the trail, looking at each of his parents go in different directions.
He’s fading quickly. Time is up. The only thing left is the 1955 boots he borrowed from dad.
This post was written in response to the Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers challenge, based on the picture was kindly provided by Dawn M. Miller.
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