An Amateur's Guide To Time Travel
by Marian Rosarum
***Editor's Note: This is a work of fiction. Please don't attempt time travel in this way***
The best way to time travel is to fall.
You must be brave. Jumping from a swing or down the last three steps on a stairwell will only take you back a few seconds. You may have the sense that you have been here, in this moment, before. But you will dismiss the feeling and go about your day as if nothing extraordinary has happened.
A bridge is, by far, the best tool at your disposal. The drop is much further than any mere window ledge has to offer. The more momentum you build as you plummet, the more years will slip between your fingers like rainwater.
More importantly, you must have faith that your bones will remain unbroken when you jump, but you must also be prepared for your heart to shatter with the force of the impact. You see, time travelers often have broken hearts--or no hearts at all. You cannot walk through history and remain untouched by wars, disease, random acts of human kindness and cruelty.
Do not worry.