Directly Doesn’t Count

Flash Fiction Month 2016, Day 17

There was a blinding flash of light, and a deafening bang.

The entirety of the the Quantum Trans-chronometrical League of Scientists stared in surprise.

Adolf Hitler stared back.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,” he began, with the aid of a futuristic-looking translation device, “not more than a minute ago—in my time—I was presented with a glorious device capable of transporting me one hundred years into the future of my very own thousand year Reich, now destined to…why are you all covered in disgusting red goo?”

The first two rows of the auditorium hastily shuffled back.

A few seconds later, Hitler exploded.

“Huh,” said one of the delegates, peeling a fragment of toothbrush moustache from his glasses. “It would appear that one can use time travel to kill Hitler after all.”

If you’ve enjoyed this story, you can find my work from previous Flash Fiction Months collected in these books:

OCR is Not the Only Font Cover REDESIGN (Barbecued Iguana)Red Herring Cover (Barbecued Iguana design)Bionic Punchline eBook CoverOsiris Likes This Cover

Click any cover to find that book in your choice of format.

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