History's Housekeeper

History's Housekeeper

A Story by Kaliope
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100 word story just for fun...

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"Have mercy!" they'd cried. He was no angel.

"Give us a chance to survive!" they'd pleaded. He wasn't destiny's arbiter.

He was a maintenance man, a caretaker, fixing repairable breakdowns across space and time. He was about to leave when an unfamiliar hand gripped his arm. Steel-blue eyes pierced his soul.

"Fix it," she said. No plea, no cry, a demand.

"Sorry!"

"There's nothing you can do?"

He hesitated.

Before departing he manipulated their spaceship's life-support system. An act of mercy. They'd be asleep when destiny would strike. Some things couldn't be fixed, not even by history's housekeeper.


© 2016 Kaliope



Author's Note

Kaliope
Just a bit of flash fiction. Any resemblance to fictitious characters, living, dead or repeatedly regenerated is purely intentional ;-)

Even if you have no clue what I'm talking about I hope you'll still enjoy.

All comments welcome!

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I like it should be made into a book or a sequel I am interested to see what he is trying to fix I understand that is the point. I have to say it brings me some disappointment that it is so short I however understand that is the goal so I shall go easy and just say good job.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. Somewhere in my mind there's a whole series of novels lurking beneath this shor.. read more
Raylene

1 Year Ago

i make notes of my stories my book I hope to finish one day ;)



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great imagination :), nice description and vocabulary. Keep up the work!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Powerful. Well written but for some incorrect word choices, which do not distract from the story too much ("they'd" should be "they had" to improve reading).

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

2 Months Ago

Thank you very much for reading and your critique. I'll shamelessly admit that the contractions are .. read more
yep, message received. some things cannot be fixed. so might as well soften the blow.
I wonder if your housekeeper can fix the world of today.
short but interesting.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. Oh, I don't think he'd be able to fix the world as it is now, I wish I was sure.. read more
Woody

1 Year Ago

makes two of us :(
The title drew me in and I'm glad it did.

Pray we are all asleep when the final curtain falls.

T

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much, fellow muse :-). Not sure I'd choose to sleep through the final moment, but it .. read more
Way to go!
I'm definitely in the boat of having no clue what you are talking about, but I still loved this.
Have mercy!/he was no angel/Give us a chance to survive!/ he wasn't destiny's arbiter= brilliant.
Yeah. Good job.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Hehe, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it even without knowing the background - was a bit of .. read more
I like it should be made into a book or a sequel I am interested to see what he is trying to fix I understand that is the point. I have to say it brings me some disappointment that it is so short I however understand that is the goal so I shall go easy and just say good job.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. Somewhere in my mind there's a whole series of novels lurking beneath this shor.. read more
Raylene

1 Year Ago

i make notes of my stories my book I hope to finish one day ;)
Wow! This is awesome!
Honestly, I don't know what you talking about. But the plot is spellbinding and fresh!
Enjoyable read!
Kudos!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it even without knowing the background. It's actually about the main c.. read more
Jyoti_Ablaze

1 Year Ago

Cool work!
I enjoyed it.
A rivetting read - every nut and bolt in place to give a jolt.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much :-)
Very good.

A nice story and concept wrapped up in a minimum of words.

Well done

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much :-)
I did enjoy the story and given the constraint of 100 words, you have doen a masterful job. I would have liked to see the ending "shown" rather than told, but you probably couldn't do that in only 100 ords

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kaliope

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much :-)

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