writercize: You can travel through time, either in your present day body to any point in history past or future, or in your younger or older body to current time. It is only a wrinkled effect, so you still exist in the present as yourself while you are simultaneously projected elsewhere, as though two points in time are touching briefly.
Where do you go and what is the effect of the time travel? Do you relive a memory by watching it again, experience a period in history that you are intrigued by, look at future generations, observe or attempt to alter? (WriterCize)
She watched each stroke of the paintbrush across the canvas, taking in the look on his face. He concentrated so completely when he painted. Watercolours were backward to her, leaving empty spaces for the light, instead of shading in the darkness. He did them beautifully.
She noticed this time, the lines on his face, and the shadows beneath his eyes. The secret tell that let us know they would be leaving soon. Now that she was here again, what would she do with the time? How long would it last? Not long enough, she was sure of that.
He finished sweeping the brush across the canvas in rich tones of russet, amber, and gold. She remembered this one well, it was one of the last. Adobe buildings and turquoise doors. Stages and steps, that moved fluidly from one level to another, but never the same.
When the lights began to flicker, she kissed his cheek, and quietly stepped into the small ray on the floor. They might be small moments, but they were moments she looked forward to. He would never recognize that this was not the first time he painted the picture that now hung at the base of the stairs. That would be her secret, carried with her through a time wrinkle that only she would know.