Every moment without you I dread
I can’t seem to get you out of my head
Our love is all around
Through each and every sound
The love between us two
Will always be true
Our love is forever
I won’t stop, no it won’t stop ever
A question of our future times,
To ignore it would be the worst of crimes,
The desire to do so was irresistible,
A feeling among the abnormal.
The sole inspiration of my new life.
A coincidence that brought our adjoining fate.
After months and months of the inner strife,
To ask to become my wife, of you, my soul mate.
Words can't express what you mean to me
Because I know that we are meant to be
You're the kind of girl I want to see more of
The kind that can make me fall in love
You are my angel down the road.
I'll be loyal to you for the rest of my life
You make me feel warm in bitter the cold.
And that's why you are going to be my wife
When I look into your beautiful eyes
It cannot compare to a painter using different dyes
When I’m with you I can’t think of anyone but you
One could only hope that is how you feel too
You are the one I love with all my might
And you help me make things right
But now I have to leave you my darling
For my profession leaves us at snarling
Green eyes of thine
Oh I wish they were mine
Your hair is so fair
Oh should I dare ;)
My love for you has a special hue
It’s a certain color
Blue like my mood when you’re not near
You’re so beautiful
Please just call me your dear
The Empty Future
After traveling to the future, I was surprised by what I saw. Expecting to see many ornate and elaborate structures, the vast nothingness shocked me. Off in the distance, across a large empty field, I saw a small building. As I began to walk across the field towards the building, a small aircraft soared above my head without making a sound. Within an instant it arrived at the building and, seemingly without stopping, stopped in front of the building, dropped a group of people off, and raced off into the empty backdrop behind the building. Now, even more curious as to what this building was, I quickened my pace and headed towards the structure.
As I drew closer to the building and began to examine it I felt as if it were missing something. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, until suddenly it hit me: the building did not have any windows. It was just a bare, gray, rectangular building, which seemed to be made out of a concrete-like material. I noticed how bare and boring it looked. The only part of the building contrasting with the lifeless body was the small glass door in the front. Looking through the glass, I could see a counter, behind which a woman wearing a white jacket was standing. A long line of people streched in front of the counter, and some others were sitting in white leather couches on the sides of the room. I was puzzled as to what this could be.
Upon opening the door and entering the room, I immediately noticed a feeling of dullness, almost as though the room lacked life. By the time I entered the room, there were only about three people left waiting on line, and the rest had joined the people on the side couches. I, to be inconspicuous, stood on the side near the couches and watched the people on line. Without the woman behind the desk saying a word the person on line would say some kind of odd name, and the woman would hit a few buttons on a computer. Then, within a few seconds, a bottle would come down a tube behind her. She would hand the bottle to the person in line, still without saying a word. The person would then go sit on a couch and wait. After a while, I inferred that this was some kind of pharmacy, and that the names the people were saying were the names of their medications. However, I could not be sure, and was too scared to ask, as I had yet to hear another person speak.
The entire process moved remarkably fast. Within a minute of me being in the room, everyone had been given their bottle. Almost immediately after the last person had been served, I heard horn from outside, almost like a car horn. Everyone stood up and walked out the door. Not knowing what was going on, I followed suit. Outside a large aircraft was on the ground in front of the building, with a door open on its side. Everyone piled into the aircraft, in which the driver pointed to a seat, signaling a person to sit there. Again, not a word was spoken by anybody. After every person had been seated, the aircraft rose high into the sky, and rocketed away.
Sitting in the aircraft, I realized what was going on. The future had become such a systemic and efficient society that there was little need for communication. Everything had been done so fast and easily that people felt no inclination to speak to one another. The only words that were at all were between mothers and their children, or people who were clearly together. Even these conversations were quick and unanimated. I thought to myself that what these people considered convenient, to me actually seemed like a society that had sucked the joy and spontaneity out of life. I awaited the end of the trip in the aircraft, hoping that at our destination, whatever that may have been, I would find that my theory was wrong.
Troubling thoughts filled my head. My brain had reached its limit; I was filled to the brim with stressful thoughts about my so called “acquaintance”. If only he hadn’t erupted in anger and broken into a furious fist fight, maybe there would still be a chance we could still be friends, but certainly not after that display. It puzzled me, however, that of all the things I could be worrying about, I was worrying about this stupid kid. Why did it bother me so much? That I did not know. But what I did know was what my exhausted body needed, and that was sleep, and lots of it. Nothing was going to stop me from going to bed early tonight, not even my once good friend Maximilian.
I laid myself down in my bed. I remained face up for a while, turned here and there, but my thoughts were keeping me awake. It was like an alarm in my brain was going off and I couldn’t find the “off” button. A quick two hours rolled by, and I was losing shut eye. Finally, I thought to myself, “What a silly thing to be worrying about. We were never that good of friends anyway. I would be better off if Maximilian and I never had to talk to each other again.” Soon afterward, I was sound asleep, and felt the most content I had felt in quite a while. I slept for a while; it felt like an eternity.
I later slowly arose. However, something felt different about my bed. The warm sheets that I had so comfortably climbed into were now gone. I reached for them below my feet, and there was nothing. I quickly rubbed my eyes, trying to fix them on my bright red alarm clock on my dresser. It wasn’t there. I felt a calm light shine down on my face, but I could not force my body upward to observe what it was. Something was definitely wrong, because along with my stresses of daily life, my strength had seemed to drift away. Struggling and pushing with all my might, I tried forcing myself out of this odd trance. My efforts were futile, and I shortly fell asleep, my confused mind becoming a hostage of my own tired body.
A strong light awoke me with its piercing beams of heat. I lifted my arm to my eyes and my forehead so that I could block the sun from face. Feeling the weakness and fatigue of my arm alone, I knew something was wrong. Finally, I was able to clearly see where I was and what was going on. I looked upon in horror the small, inflatable raft I had had been sleeping in. As startled as I was, I did not move. I sat there, motionless, letting my brain absorb the circumstances that surrounded me. I then glanced down to my right, then my left, noticing two guys that had also been occupying this same raft for the night. I did not know these men, and looking down at their stationary bodies, I first assumed they were in a deep sleep. However, after studying them more carefully, I noticed that their chest did not move up and down slightly like that of a human when he/she is breathing. Hastily checking their pulse, I discovered that they were both dead.
The thought of two dead men lying motionless beside me scared me. I was unsure of what to do, looking around helplessly for some sort of answer. It was then that I noticed a third man on the raft. He looked familiar, but the glare of the hot sun on the water prevented me from seeing who it was. I forced myself upward and carefully crawled around the dead men, each movement I made becoming harder and harder due to the combined swaying of the raft on the water and the weariness of my body. When I approached the person, he was laying face down. Checking his pulse, I indicated that he was alive, but definitely unconscious. I gently turned his body over, being careful not to cause anymore problems. After studying his face, my heart seemed to feel mixed feelings of relief and anger. For the man who I had just identified was Maximilian, the same kid I had just recently swore to never talk to again.
When I had stepped outside of the time machine I found myself in a strange place that I have never seen before. The ground was covered in ash and the sky was almost red with kicked up dirt and soot. The only other life I could see was the small bugs that scattered throughout ruins of small objects and other animals. I didn’t know that when I put Hackensack year 3210 into the time machine that I would end up in a nuclear wasteland. There was nothing in site but broken down buildings and the occasional rat scurried across the ground. I had to move and find some other people in this area.
`Everywhere I looked there were ruins of buildings that once stood higher than many buildings in the world and it was easy to tell that this place was once a bustling business center. There were banks and financial centers blown apart, exposing their safes surrounded by iron bars and large dials. The road had even worn away and the asphalt that I was walking upon would crack and crumble under the lightest steps; whatever happened here completely obliterated everything that had once stood here. Even the animals that I saw were strange looking. Some had three eyes, others were missing limbs, and some were even fused together at different joints.
As I was walking down the street looking for some sign of human inhabitants I noticed a small cave like structure made from pieces of fallen stone from an old building. Upon entering the cave I found about a dozen people all starved and tired who looked at me with big watery eyes. Seeing this I knew that whatever happened to Hackensack had happened recently because these people were still wearing tattered suits and blouses with their dress shoes for work. They told me that the United States angered their long standing North Korean rivals and nuclear war broke out throughout the world. Pyong-Yang was the first city to be hit and was destroyed within days of the first strikes. The next city to be attacked was Washington D.C. and the surrounding area including New Jersey. From what the survivors could tell me I figured out that other parts of the country were still intact and running but almost all of New Jersey and New York was completely decimated.
There anguish was overwhelming and it was easy to tell that they wanted was a home to go to. I decided that I could not go back to my time without first helping these people. I gave them all the water that I brought and every freeze dried meal in my backpack along with a map so that they could navigate their way across the country to the hopefully still intact Mid-West. They were very thankful and made sure that I warn the people of the past of what could happen in the future if they aren’t careful of how they treat International Relations.
As I watched them start heading east I could only think of how my life would change when I travel back in time. I would do everything in my power to stop the fighting between nations. To mend relations in the Middle East, to settle North Korea and to calm the United States so what I saw in the future can never happen. No one should have to live through the pain that these people had experienced in a little over a month. Their lives were ruined by the actions of the people of my time and everything I can do to reverse that outcome I will.
It was my first day on the new job. I had just been hired by this research firm and electronic lab. I had completed my internship at another firm owned by this company that was located just across the street. Yet this was my first day at the main building, I could not keep the excitement in me. It was going so well, and I was enjoying every part of it. Then, right after my lunch break, everything changed drastically, and for the worse. I was running a little late after lunch and there was somewhere I had to be at 1 o’clock sharp. Not wanting to be late to something on my first day, I hustled down the hallways to get where I needed to go. In this one hallway, there were wet floor signs that I did not happen to see. After running a little bit, I entered this hallway and immediately stumbled. Trying to keep my balance, I stumbled on into an adjacent room. I continued to stumble in the room until I fell completely. I landed in this odd circular pod mechanism. As soon as I landed, the door to this pod slammed shut and the machine began clicking. Eventually it zapped me with an unknown laser beam and unconscious I went.
I was horrified to see what I had awoken to. Although it felt as if I was out for maybe ten minutes, I apparently had been unconscious for about a thousand years! I saw a calendar in the building I had awoken in. It read that today’s date was June 1st, 3000. I then left the building, and then the real horrific sights began. I originally had worked in Newark, New Jersey. When I looked at a billboard outside, it said I was in Old Newark, in the state of Newer New Jersey. This startling aspect was the least frightening of the sights. The creatures and life forms on this future planet were amazing. The humans were the majority, but the variations of creatures were ridiculous. There were robots of all shapes and sizes on every corner. Some big, some small, some with flashing lights some looked ready to break down. This new world was inhabited by living interacting robots, something unheard of in my time. There were also a rather large number of extraterrestrial beings, most of which I could not particularly identify. All of these multiple forms or life, both natural earthly creatures and man made machines, were quite astonishing. This new set of beings was hard to grasp, and fully accept as real.
The new methods of transportation of the future are also quite different. For starters, there are no longer cars that move on the land. The form of cars of the future is hover cars, and the future’s equivalent of trucks is space ships. There is public transportation in the future too. It is a system of tubes where a person steps into the tube, states their destination, and is transported through the system of tubes to the selected place. The systems of tubes, I have heard, run all over the world. And they are the cheapest method of transportation. This method is also one of the fastest, as the tubes travel at almost light speed. The transportation was weird but easy to get used to, as it was so efficient compared to my time. This was the first thing I liked a lot about the future.
I had one major dilemma at hand. I had no clue how to get home. I tried to re-enter the pod but it was broken down for repair. I wandered around searching for another time machine but I had no luck. I found may labs where they would freeze a person and that person would wake up in the future. There was no way home. I was stuck in this crazy future and I didn’t know what to do. I began trying to calm myself, and take in exactly what is happening, because I still had not fully accepted my fate, that I have now become trapped in the future. I had been asking for people for directions to other laboratories and help and other things since I arrived, and it seemed like I was going to be stuck here for awhile. Nobody understood my story, and most never even heard of the freezing pods that I had been trapped in. I was too scared to ask the mutants or robots for help, as they could very well hurt me. Hope was fading fast for a quick return home.
It was apparent I was in serious trouble. I have been looking desperately for a way home for hours, and to no avail. There seems to be no way to get home. I might be stuck in the year 3000 forever. I have to continue to look for more ways out. Will I ever get home? Or is my new life here, in the future, the new world. At this point, all I can do is wonder what the future has in store for me………
At first, it was just another day after the earthquake. We were quickly running out of rations as the day went on. By afternoon, however, we felt another tremor in the grounds. It seemed like déjà vu with the panic arising from all of the people stuck in the sewers with us. This second tremor brought instant flashbacks of the earthquake that had collapsed our office building, and the floor below, sinking everything down into the sewage system. There was still no word of whether there was a search for us, or whether we were already pronounced dead. We didn't see any leftover signs of movement from the remains of our crumbled building, making it seem like the five us were the sole survivors.
Just as we ran out of food, the tremor came back. This time it was stronger than before, and started shaking the floor under us. I was alone, inspecting the remains of our building for any further signs of life when it happened. The entire ground beneath the remains tore apart from the tremor, and threw me, along with the wreckage, into depths below the sewage system. I don’t remember what happened next, I think I had been knocked out.
The next thing I remembered was waking up to a man I had not recognized. He was carrying me away from the building, and I was in too much stress and pain to dispute it. He was not talking at first, but once he noticed I was awake, he started mumbling something. I couldn't quite catch what he had said, but it seemed to have a reassuring tone. After about twenty minutes, I began to regain control of my senses.
Once I could once again see clearly, I observed my environment. I seemed to be approaching what looked like an everyday house, except one built of metal. The house drew closer as I was carried by the man. Once inside, we were met by a group of people just like the man there. They began to talk to me, and from what I gathered, they had all been put through situations like me: Sole survivors in difficult environments that led them to this unknown place, forgotten by the society above.
This news of similar stories brought about both reassurance and depression. It would mean that I was safe, down in the depths with what seemed like a very friendly environment filled with hospitality, but would also lead me to being considered completely missing and thought to have disappeared or died in the eyes of the society that I was once a part of. All I could hope for was another chance to return to my original home, to the life I had lost, in the days to come.
My name is Captain John Millington. Today is April 7th 2145. I am currently in orbit in my spacecraft approaching a planet which name is unknown. My computer tells me that the atmosphere is similar to planet Earth’s and that is where I used to live before it became uninhabitable. From my window I notice there is blue and green and by my guess it seems to be water and some type of land with a lot of vegetation. I am going to start my decent to a valley that has enough room for my craft to land. The atmosphere is thinner than what I am accustomed to and upon entry I did not even need to use my heat shield. Landing systems check out to be all fine and we have touchdown.
Upon getting out, I bring an oxygen bottle just in case the air is too thin for me to breath. I walk out to a grassy area. Everything is overgrown to the extent of where vegetation must thrive in this sort of climate. There is a higher percentage of Carbon Dioxide then what I’m used to however it is not fatal. There are plants and huge trees everywhere and I am surprised I found this clearing that was just big enough to fit my ship into without crashing. I notice there are two light sources similar to what I know as the sun. I decide to venture out a little to see what I can find. Everything has more tropical colors to it. There are trails of yellow, blue, and red in the green leaves. The closest thing I can describe it to would be when I saw a season of autumn in a history text book of Earth. I hear many types of what seems to be bugs and birds. They sound similar to what I remember but very different. As I look around some more I notice a smell, a delicious smell, a smell of berries. There was a plant that secreted a type of paste on its leaves. As stupid as this seemed to be I tried the paste because of the smell. It was delicious. A berry that I have never had before and in desperation of running low on food I took the risk of trying it. Both “suns” were beginning to set and to stay protected from whatever inhabits this planet, I decide to go back to my ship.
The next day I got back out when there is light. I keep my eye out for more things to eat and a water source. After walking for about an hour in a Northeast heading, I discover a river. It looks like a normal river but I decide to be more cautious when drinking. I took out my canteen and filled it up along with putting a sanitizing tablet in there to purify the water. Sure enough it was pure H20. I hear rustling to my right and reacting to it I pull out my knife for protection. I couldn’t believe my eyes to what I was staring at. Out from under the bush came a small creature, about 1 foot in length and was very colorful. Similar to what I would like to call a squirrel however it did not have a tail or fur. Instead it had 7 eyes and 8 appendages that seemed to be arms or legs. As I moved closer it was frightened and ran away with such agility and speed. To my left I hear a low grunting noise followed by high pitched screeching sounds. Another wild, weird and amazing creature hung from the nearest branch. This seemed to look close to a primate again with no fur. Tie-dye colored skin and had a total of 4 arms and 2 legs. The second pair of arms jointed out from the first two’s for-arm making a y-shape between the two. Not sure if it was a carnivore or herbivore but I wasn’t going to stick around to find out. Haven’t been keeping track of time however it seems that the days are much shorter than a normal 12 hour day for me. This forces me to return to my ship leaving me in boredom. Tonight I will bring in some plant life to see if I can discover anything about this strange new planet.
Day 3 of my discovery of this new planet. By judging what I have encountered over the last couple of days I can’t wait to see what is in store for me today. I heard loud and unusual noises coming from the Southwest the day before so that is where I plan on going today. Walking and enjoying such a beautiful and peaceful place I was just minding my own business observing everything around me. All of a sudden I was stopped by a human like figure. It was yellow with greenish spots. It said something in a dialect and language that I was unfamiliar with. What it had said almost seemed made up and just like speaking gibberish. It was about 7 feet tall, clothed in what seemed to be colored leather. My best guess would be it made of a skin of the monkey type creature from the day before. Again it said something that I could not understand. I heard a noise from behind me and turned around to find another human like creature standing behind me. I didn’t know if they were hostile or not but I soon found out after they tied my hands up and brought me to what seemed to be their village. There were about a hundred of them gathered around all looking the same. They were so interested in me which I don’t blame them I feel the same way. They brought me to what looked like to be the head honcho or chief. He said something again in his weird language and I was put away into a holding cell. They took my bag which contained nothing important. It had a couple of books, my knife, my canteen, paperwork with some ID and a survival kit. I figured the only way to get through this was to try and understand whatever they wanted me to do. To tell you the truth all I wanted to do was to go to sleep which is exactly what I did. I was awoken to a strange voice saying the words Captain in a strange accent. This startled me. What ended up happening is that one of the books that was in my bag was a dictionary.
It turned out that this race of creatures were highly intellectual and had the mind power that was probably 1,000 times more advanced and smarter than Albert Einstein. The creature had memorized the dictionary and by learning how to pronounce each letter had somewhat of an idea of the English language. Sounds far-fetched but as I said they were extremely advanced. After explaining why they tied me up I grew fond of their culture as so they did mine. I explained as best I could where I came from and asked them all about the animals and plants I have encountered. Turns out the berry plant was one of their favorite delicacies. And they did not understand why I thought the monkey with 4 arms was strange. They were very interested in my knife. Unlike Earth, the middle of their planet does not have molten rock or metal. Their weapons were very limited to long spears they sharpened with rocks and bows and arrows.