A Delayed Decision

Dalton Blakesley looked out over the English Coast. He turned to a tall fellow he knew as Jordan. 

“You can really fix this time loop I’m stuck in?”

“We can,” said Jordan. “Our technology is that advanced.”

Dalton had relived the same three days for a month already, and now the repeats could end. But that meant no more flying a Spitfire in a peacetime world, flying for the sheer joy of it. No longer would he meet Sharon, the sparks of love, flashing between them. No more waking up in bliss beside her. 

“Can you come back in another month?”


Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2022/01/12/14-january-2022/

Author’s Notes:

I don’t know if anyone out there is unfamiliar with the Supermarine Spitfire. Here’s one just in case. This is a Mark XVI, a late model Spitfire still with a Merlin engine and its distinctive sound.

About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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19 Responses to A Delayed Decision

  1. I know exactly what Dalton was getting at! There’s nothing like the sound of a Merlin. As for the Spitfire… the classic of the classics. There are some flying examples in NZ. I actually knew someone who owned a Merlin in my home-town district – brand new and untouched since it was assembled in the late 1940s – which they sold to a US collector. Sigh… Er – I have to ask. Did Dalton ask for another month after that…?

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    lol, maybe two months…

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  3. James McEwan says:

    Sounds as if the time loop is to his advantage. If only we could all maintain that moment and period in time when we were the most satisfied and happy.


  4. Bill says:

    Well told. Not exactly a nightmare, is it? Enjoyed the video.


  5. msjadeli says:

    Sounds like the 3 days he’s stuck in are pretty danged sweet. I don’t blame him for wanting to squeeze every bit of joy out of those days.


  6. draliman says:

    I don’t blame him 🙂 Wouldn’t it be nice to find the perfect day and then time loop it!


  7. i b arora says:

    who can resist the temptation of reliving some bright sunny days


  8. Danny James says:

    Not quite ready yet it appears.


  9. Dear Eric,

    Apparently the time loop isn’t all bad. 😉 Fun stuff.




  10. Margaret says:

    Jordan? You’ve got me wondering about him. He’s someone it would pay to keep in your contacts list. What a magical three days Dalton’s trapped in; no wonder he’s reluctant to move on. Nice story.

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  11. You know that is something we don’t always consider when we wish we could have another day like one that seemed perfect. You can’t move forward if you keep getting that one time but it is so tempting because good days are so nice.

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  12. Dale says:

    Some things are worth repeating a few more times…

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  13. jillyfunnell says:

    A pilot captured inside his own loop? So imaginative.

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