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Kelvin M. Knight

The engine was gone yet the bonnet was still warm. PI Kowalski moved his hands away. Despite the warmth he saw nothing. Cars were tricky, yet it wasn’t that. He touched the trees nearby. Zilch. This wasn’t right. He’d misplaced his abilities before but that had always followed human intimacy. This was something else. Stepping into the engine cavity, he sat crosslegged, pressed his palms together, and grimaced. Emotions like wisps of smoke swirled around him. Someone laughed. The bonnet clanged shut. An engine roared. He felt his senses yanked backwards then that laughter again.

‘Got you, you psychic moron!’

(100 words)

This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt. To read other Friday Fictioneer’s stories inspired by Ted Strutz’s photo, please click the Blue Froggy below.


First and foremost I am a reader, then a storyteller. My reading tastes are eclectic. My writing can focus around the intimacy of closed settings and may tend towards characters who might be hiding something from themselves.

31 thoughts on “BACK IN TIME

  1. Wow! That’s a really well thought through alternate reality. You give the impression that you feel completely at home writing about a world with a psychic investigator, and villains with the resources to stymie his paranormal powers. And it’s a gripping story as well.

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  2. Dear Kelvin,

    I’m so happy to see your face in the FF queue. This one is most inventive. I found it interesting that he lost his psychic abilities after intimacy. Hm. All around you left me with questions. Well done.



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