The First Eternity

What would you do with all the time in the world?

  • Started on November 1, 2013 for the National-Novel-Writing-Month challenge.
  • Stands at 14,000 words of a tentative 85,000-95,000 words.
  • Undergoing 1st draft.
  • Science Fiction


An important anniversary is approaching, and Theodore is about to be placed in the middle of the celebration. Time is about to tick over into its first eternity.

Theodore is mediocre at everything he knows, but he’s talented in everything he tries. When Time chooses Theodore to become one of its prodigies, known as a Timer, Theodore takes the offer no questions asked.

Theodore is given the ability to stop and start time at will, to become a master in everything he has ever wanted to learn. The Timers are groomed to be the best in their field, talked of and studied for centuries after they’re gone. To be teachers during their lives and spread their knowledge.

But that’s not enough for Theodore. There is only one last lesson to master. Time itself.

What would you do if time was yours to control?