A Mystical Murder Trapped in Time

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A Mystical Murder Trapped in Time

The remains in the burned-out shed were impossible to identify, so DCI MacLeod employed Mystical Egandor to investigate.
Egandor set up his past generator, a mirror he called Visionar, at the scene. He had to thump it to make it work, it shuddered in protest but eventually the past shed reflected in the glass.
Egandor fell asleep waiting and when he woke saw the reflection had disappeared, he thumped Visionar. Nothing.

He turned and saw the intact shed in the garden, confused, he opened the door and went inside.
Visionar shimmered and reflected a sunbeam to set the shed ablaze.

26 responses to “A Mystical Murder Trapped in Time

  1. Oh damn!!
    That was a nice twist!! 🙂

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  2. A gem of a story – self-contained in shape, to reflect the time loop described. Really like the names – Mystical Egandor and Visionar. Well done.

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  3. Visionar’s revenge? Mystical Egandor now needs to reproduce himself and investigate his own remains. I assume that is possible. And he mustn’t keep thumping Visionar this time. That’s mean and brings its own “reward”.

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  4. I must be careful not to thump my mirror, they may be related! Nice one James

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  5. My first big grin of the day! Loved this one.

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  6. Visionar’s revenge. Beautifully plotted.

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  7. Fun story! Very imaginative.

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  8. Oh wow.. Visionar avenges the thumping it seems. Nice one, James!

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  9. Killer mirror. I bet DCI MacLeod struggles with this case too!

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  10. Why did the visioner kill egander? Was it tired of too many questions?

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  11. Very imaginative take on the prompt. And what an ingenious twist at the end. It seems that even inventions get tired of being taken for granted. Great names, by the way.

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  12. Bernadette Braganza

    Did Egandor get out in time or was Visionar’s revenge successful? Also, if Egandor is dead who does DCI MacLeod call on now?

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  13. An ingenious take on the prompt. Enjoyed the combination of mystery and sci-fi.

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  14. Too much thumping on the device!
    Excellent take–Mystical Egandor is the unidentified remains.

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  15. That’ll teach him to keep whacking poor Visionar!

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  16. I loved the thumping on the device. Evidently, it has a poor connection somewhere in side, but worked when it wanted to. Clever and entertaining story.

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  17. Why do people thump things when they don’t work immediately? Such a bad habit and he paid for his sins…

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  18. Ha! What an awful time loop to be trapped in. Like Groundhog Day with a little more heat.

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  19. Ooooo awesome piece! Loved this. Want more

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