This is the second challenge for the campaign. Go here for more information. I must admit that I battled with this one, but I was determined to complete it.
I've used the 4 pictures in my 200-word story which is written in a mixture of sci-fi… and something else? Totally out of my comfort zone!
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"Do you remember the early days?"
"Don't I ever…" he chuckled.
"… the self-combustible fruit—-"
"—- was the highlight of my career! Talk about the 'fruit' of my labours."
"Come, put this on." The metal hat on her head was connected to wires. He activated a switch.
A variety of images assaulted her eyes.
"Welcome to my Retinograph. Images are projected from your brain onto the screen."
Horrific scenes of poverty-stricken children flashed before her eyes. She blinked thrice. The images changed.
"And the best is yet to come. Are you ready?"
"Is it safe?"
"As safe as can be. I ventured a little farther back, yesterday…"
Her eyes popped. "I don't believe you! What was it like?"
"Exhilirating! I left your red jacket behind."
"My jacket? Whatever for?"
"Well, I traded it for a football."
"Not just any ball, mind you… try 1930?" He peered down his pince-nez.
"The first World Cup soccer ball? You didn't!"
"Stand here. In a short while we'll be on the adventure of a lifetime."
There was a low hum. High voltage generated static. Various objects crackled lightly. A shimmer appeared and translated into a beam of white light which flashed… brilliant… and———
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