Tic Tok..what would do??


Picture this…

Wednesday, April 23rd 2012, 5:00am

You wake up on the right side of the bed. For some reason you’re excited about work today. There’s nothing interesting about work, you’re never tired of complaining to anyone unfortunate enough to stick around and listen. But today, it’s different.

You jump out of bed, do the 2 step, hmm your favorite song and head for the shower. What could be the source of this unusual excitement? Maybe it’s the prospect of getting down with the attractive new employee in the office or maybe it’s the promotion…whatever it is, you’re convinced you love it.

You get down to your usual routine; clean up, eat breakfast and catch the morning headlines before you get dressed.

You only dress in front of a mirror on Sundays when you absolutely have to look good but today, you pick out your favorite suit, dress up in front of the mirror and go “damn, I look good”

You absolutely hate public transport and prefer to drive to work every day but you’re in the mood to try something different, so you drop your car keys and decide, public transport it is…


You’re in the bus, it’s everything you hate but you don’t seem to mind. Weird enough, it’s a little funny seeing the whole drama going on.

Headset on, you put your iPod on shuffle and your favorite song comes on. WOW! This day couldn’t get any better, you think.

Just then, an old man making his way to the back seat, smiles at you and says something. You can’t make out what he said but from what you managed to pick out from the movement of his lips, it looked like he said “if …you…be here”

It makes absolutely no sense, so you conclude he’s crazy. Too many senile old people in this part of town you say to yourself. A few minutes later, you start to feel really uneasy, like someone was staring at you, so you turn back only to find everyone in the bus staring straight at you and then almost simultaneously flash you an evil grin.

Is everyone who uses public transport weird or just crazy??…you think as you slowly turn around only to find an old woman missing all her front teeth standing directly in front of you, staring straight into your eye like she’s trying to peek into your soul. You can feel her breath and if you move even a millimeter forward, you’ll end up kissing her.

What the f*** is going on?? You mutter under your breath…suddenly you don’t like today anymore. What is it? You absolutely hate your job, there was no attractive new employee or a promotion…hell, you don’t even own a car!


A kid walks up to you. You hadn’t noticed him earlier but there’s something familiar about him. You have absolutely no idea where he came from. Why wasn’t he in school? You ask yourself.  Maybe he was on holiday. Then it hit you, you had seen this same kid in the papers some weeks ago…He’d been run over by a car on his way to school. Why was he here? you ask yourself again, shouldn’t he be dead???

He smiles politely at you and the words he utters next nearly stops your heart in an instant!

Then you completely make sense of what the old man had said earlier.

“If I were you, I wouldn’t be here”…

The kid tells you everything you did earlier in the day but the only things you pick out are “you have just 2 hours to live”…..

What would you do????


Stuck On You


“I don’t think I can do this anymore”, she said as she turned away and ran, fighting back a pool of tears. She had struggled to avoid eye contact, it was killing her and i could tell she had been crying. I knew eventually it’ll come to this, I was sure I was prepared to handle it when it finally did but this was nothing liked what I’d imagined…Instead…

My heart skipped a beat! It became a whole lot harder to breathe, and everywhere suddenly became chilly. It felt like pellets of ice were clustering, forming a solid ice box around my heart…And then, it shattered!

I staggered and reached for support, my legs were struggling to support my own weight. The world was spinning recklessly, coming to an end…my end. I literally couldn’t live without her. I stood there helpless, watching her leave until my vision got blurry.

Tears? …What the hell was going on? I hadn’t cried since grade school! This was just a fling, wasn’t it? I was rich and famous, this was supposed to be just another day at the “office”, but why on earth was I feeling this way? Something wasn’t right; perhaps I had malaria and needed to see a doctor or maybe that was just my brain’s pathetic excuse to help my mind deal with what was going on, what the science people called coping mechanisms kicking in before I had a serious meltdown.

I stood there for a moment trying to make sense of it all. I knew the truth deep down in my guts but I dared not think about it. I had hurt her in every way possible; slept with her best friend, even hit on her sister but still, she forgave me. She had given up her dreams for me and our “relationship”, convinced I was “the one” but I took her love for granted, even laughed and called her a fool with my friends at the bar.

Then it hit me; she was no fool! She saw right through me, she saw me for whom I really was, knew my exact intentions but still stuck with me hoping one day I would love her just as much as she did me. She was the only one that laughed at my terrible jokes, didn’t care about my flaws or anything else in the world as long as she had me. She believed in me, in us. It was starting to make sense now…and I knew exactly what I had to do!

I ran after her, knowing all the things I wanted to say! I was going to hold her, pull her hair away from her beautiful face, wipe her tears and tell her I had been a complete idiot and was sorry, that she was my everything, that her eyes shone like stars and her smile could rule the world, that she was my light and the only thing I needed to pull through my darkest days. Most importantly, tell her I was deeply, hopelessly and insanely in love with her.

I smiled as tears continued to roll down my cheeks. What started as a random fling and a mission to get in her pants, had developed into something I only thought was possible in the movies. I started to run faster now, but what I saw across the street stopped me dead in my tracks.

“No! No!! God, please NO!!!” I screamed! drawing the attentions of a few onlookers, even a few paramedics stopped to stare at me. I slowly made my way to the scene. There had been a horrifying accident and I prayed my Kate was okay, even though I could see her right there on the ground…lying completely still.

I sat at her grave that Saturday, as I usually did every week. I’d sit there for long hours and cry! I’d spent the last 40 years of my life living in complete regret with the same 3 questions on my mind…“WHAT IF I’d been there for her all along?…WHAT IF I hadn’t let her go the day she’d been hit by a drunk driver who hadn’t seen her crossing the road?”

I’d donated my wealth to multiple charities after the accident and lived a modest life. There was no way I was going to enjoy life without her.

WHAT IF “WE” were still alive? was the last and most painful of the 3 questions that haunted me. We’d have grown old together in a big house with beautiful kids. More tears rolled down my cheeks as I got up to leave the cemetery. I’ll never know for sure, as far as I was concerned, my life ended the day Kate died.





You know how in the movies they build time machines and travel throughout different points in history? yeah I know, you wish you had one of those too. I mean who wouldn’t?…Those friends we wish we’d never met, those lovers we wish we never had, and those choices we made we wish we could take back…all that, we could change with just the push of a button. I think It’s only fair we had such a device, after all, we are only human and we make mistakes each and every single day. It’s just how we are hardwired.

Just what will you do if you could actually control time? Now, I’ve got you thinking, haven‘t i? The possibilities are endless. Personally, If I could control time, first thing I’d do is go into the future, cram all the answers and questions to any test or exam I’m about to write, go back to the present day and ace them. Excellent grades without the need or having to study, now that’s just Heaven!

Thinking deep, we could really change the entire course of history. We could travel back in time and change the events leading to the 1st and 2nd world war, sound warnings and evacuate people who lost their lives in natural disasters, save our loved ones who died in terrible auto crashes…we could do a lot more than you and I can imagine right now. Once again, it’s an endless list. It’ll be a happy world…or so it would seem.

But, there’s a huge problem; if we all could control time, it’ll be an ideal world. The concept of reality, the only thing that keeps us human, sane and in perspective would be lost forever. We’d go back and forth in time so much, nothing will make sense anymore. Our destinies are all connected; changing history to suit you could change someone else’s live for worse and unless we reached a compromise every now and then, we’d have to fight each other for control…and inevitably, world war 3 would be born. We’d stop two past wars from happening but start a modern warfare with deadlier weapons and much higher stakes; the survival of humanity.

I know you’ll suggest creating one general government and giving them the ultimate control over time but we’d run the risk of having them use it for their own personal gain. I’m not paranoid but I don’t trust anyone around that kind of power. Hell, I don’t even trust myself, so a complete stranger I don’t know from jack stands NOT a chance.

All in all, a time machine only exists in the movies and it’s going to stay that way for the rest of time. That is unless you manage to build one, which in my humble opinion is entirely impossible for a million and fifty reasons I won’t be talking about.

Best advices this author can give though, live your life to the fullest. Deal with the consequences of your actions. And remember, you only live once!