In last week’s writing prompt we had to write a text with the words: kittens, a half-eaten pizza, telepathy, a radio call-in show, salt crackers, magic, a six-pack of beer and existential angst. Since I ran out of time I decided to finish the story at home. Here it is:
After a hard day at work I came home and wanted to eat this delicious pizza my girlfriend made. 10 minutes ago I started the oven via my smartphone before arriving at home so the pizza should be all done by now. When I entered the kitchen I was shocked. The oven was open and in there was a half-eaten pizza. My kittens sat in front of the oven, staring at me. I asked them: “Did you ate my pizza?” … Of course they didn’t answer. But who else could have done it? While thinking I noticed that the radio was on. There was a radio call-in show going on and people who called could ask for advice or help. I decided to give it a shot a called the radio sender. “Uhm Hello guys. I just came home and somebody at half of my pizza. Can you help me?”. “Oh that sounds like a serious problem. We cannot help you, be we will send someone to you in the next minutes”. I hang up, went to the living room and sad down on my sofa. Suddenly smoke starts coming out of the middle of the room. The smoke grew in size and some moments later a human appeared. I asked myself how on earth it was possible to do this. Did he use magic? Then he started talking: “Hey dude. I am you from the future and I am here to help. Don’t be scared, I event brought a six-pack of beer and some salt crackers with me.” I could not believe that I was talking to my future self. He looks very similar to myself, he doesn’t seem that much older. “I cannot tell you how old I am. If I do it will create some time travel problem and both of us will vanish.” Did he just used some telepathy tricks to read my mind or something? This dude is talking about vanishing. The existential angst made me tremble.