“So what is it?” Anton examined the unusual device, a constantly rotating metal circle with an hourglass in the center.
“It’s a fourth dimensional compass. You know how a standard compass points due north and south. Well, a fourth-dimensional compass points at the beginning and end of Time. The Big Bang and the End of Everything, I guess.”
“Why is it spinning?”
“It’s pointing at a direction that can’t really be expressed in three dimensions, from our standpoint it’s in perpetual motion.”
“Then what does that mean?” Anton pointed.
The stately rotation of the compass was slowing to a halt.
100 words. For this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt:
13 thoughts on “Ruh roh, Rhaggy”
Just time for a Scooby Snack while they wait for the end…
Those meddling kids!
The title made this ominous story rather fun.
Maybe if we break the thing…? Increase a little entropy, couldn’t hurt.
Uh oh. Time to run – but where? Great use of the prompt – I like your explanation of the gadget.
“When in danger or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout.”
I knew the moment I saw the title I’d like this story. Very ominous. Well done.
Now, how could the Mystery Gang be ominous? Unless you’re Old Man Smithers, in disguise!
I really liked your way of ending this piece, well done
This is fun. I love the explanation. And now it all ends…
Uh, oh. I don’t think I’d stand too close. Although, it probably wouldn’t matter if “everything” is coming to an end. Good story, Dave. 🙂 — Suzanne
well quite a tricky thing to handle
Whatever you’re gonna try, better be quick.