This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – CONTROL
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Although this isn’t my first trip in the Time Machine, it is The Big One, the reason I spent all those years developing it, so everyone is there to see me go: Sarah, my wonderful, patient, loving wife, my two great sons, my darling toddler daughter, and my three close friends and collaborators, Wee Tam, Slick Rick, and Big Hairy.
I arrive at Bannockburn on 23rd June 1314, suitably attired and drenched in pig’s blood, in time to see Robert the Bruce, the warrior King of Scots, dispatch Sir Henry de Bohun, a somewhat over-ambitious English Knight, with a mighty blow from an axe, in what might be described as pre-match entertainment, before circling the battlefield, observing the fray and taking notes.
After a fascinating afternoon, and very much looking forward to returning for the second and final day tomorrow, I head back to my transport in time to see an unattended toddler stumbling towards the bank of the fast-flowing burn and, forgetting the first rule of Time Travel, I instinctively catch her arm and point her towards where a group of women are tending the wounded.
Sliding onto my seat, I open the Control Panel, hit the Home button and experience the usual light-headedness and brief loss of consciousness before I open my eyes in front of Tam, Rick and Hairy.
As they help me out amid much back-slapping and a million questions, I look around in confusion and ask why Sarah and the children are not there.
My most trusted friends look at each other in turn, their faces mirroring my perplexity, before their three voices simultaneously ask the same question: ‘Who?’