About Time: 12 Short Stories by Jack Finney

By Jack Finney

Approximately Time deals a pleasant go back to the realm of time go back and forth and lightweight comedy that individual Jack Finney's all-time vintage many times. The protagonists of those twelve tales are well-meaning yet at odds with their atmosphere and their lives. The time to which they escape—through time travel—doesn't continually satisfy their expectancies within the method that they had was hoping, yet occasionally, they could nonetheless locate their desires.

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The baby’s mom saw and collected her from 13 HUNTRESS me. “It’s getting cold,” she said. I didn’t argue, though I don’t think I had shivered because I was cold. When I got to school in the morning, my life had definitely improved. Suddenly my two friends and I had more company at lunch. They liked that. I did, too. I didn’t exactly like it when, at the next meet, Coach pulled me out to run with the juniors and seniors. “You started this, you finish it, Corey,” she muttered as she changed my place in the lineup.

Brenna watched as her arms and then the rest of her was enveloped in a white pattern that looked like wickerwork. Nadia held a palm-sized green scarab against the center of Brenna’s chest and wrapped it there, continuing the pattern. Brenna felt its weight. Trust Nadia to make even this beautiful: everything she did came out like art. How had Brenna found such a great friend? Nadia had sat next to her in the cafeteria on her first day at school. ” Nadia had asked, and Brenna had showed Nadia one of the reasons she usually sat alone: she had a whole avocado from the organic market.

I wouldn’t be alone anymore. I wouldn’t be weird, or strange. I’d belong, not as a happy outsider, like Mom and her family, but as a happy insider, smooth and tan and laughing, like my dad and his new family. As choices went, this one was easy. So I was there, the night of the full moon, dressed to run, but dressed for Felix, too, in a black tank top and running shorts that hugged what I had. I thought about leaving my crescent pendant at home, but left it on. How many people knew what it was anymore?

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