I ejected before my plane hit the ground, the explosion showing a stone circle beneath me. My parachute slowed my descent. I felt a wave of dizziness, my head sticky where I’d hit the console; I was unconscious before I landed.

I awoke to find a young woman leaning over me in the bright morning light, mopping my face with a rag. Her matted hair hung loosely around her shoulders, beautiful clay patterns decorated her face and arms.

Everything was different now. Wattle and daub straw-thatched huts surrounded the henge. My plane… vanished. I definitely wasn’t in my time anymore.

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Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
2 years ago

I love stories of time travel and yours really captures the imagination Carrie, leaving us to wonder what now awaits the pilot and what may be learned about Stone Henge. Well written.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
Reply to  Carrie OLeary
2 years ago

I went to the movies with a friend who had read ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ and she was quite disappointed in the film. I’d not read the book but really enjoyed the film. Have your read the book or seen the film?

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
2 years ago

The story and the picture go together so well. Well done.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
2 years ago

Wow, another well-written story, Carrie. You captured my imagination completely from the beginning until the end of the story. Linda is right, I am also wondering now what life awaits the pilot.

Reply to  Carrie OLeary
2 years ago

You are most welcome!

Julie Harris
Julie Harris(@julie-harris)
2 years ago

I loved this story, Carrie. I’m particularly intrigued by the clay patterns on the woman’s face and arms. I also wonder about the picture – it doesn’t seem to be Stonehenge, since there are no lintels and there are mountains or hills in the background. I know there are many other ancient Henges – which one is pictured with your story?

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
2 years ago

A super story! I love stories that take you back in time. It takes my imagination back in time as well.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
2 years ago

This is another fascinating story, Carrie! It is very captivating and leaves me wondering if the protagonist would make it back to his own time or will he decided to stay where he is?

Thompson Emate
Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
2 years ago

I indeed love the way the story ended. Suspense! How I wish it could proceed further.

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