Rewind by Simon Kewin

Dr Tan hesitated, his finger on the button.

The device hummed. He didn’t doubt it would function. Oh, they’d scoffed when he claimed to have invented a time-machine. Strictly speaking, it was a time rewind machine. Backwards only; that was how the physics worked. He just hadn’t got the power he’d wanted. His calculations said ten years was possible, but he’d only got seconds.

No escaping his diagnosis, though. He was out of time. Imminent death altered your priorities. This was all he had.

He pressed. An explosion of light engulfed him…

Dr Tan hesitated, his finger on the button.

Simon Kewin is the author of over 100 published short and flash stories. His works have appeared in Analog, Nature, Daily Science Fiction, Abyss and Apex and many more. He is also the author of a growing number of novels. He lives deep in the English countryside. Find him at

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