This is Spencer. He looks like a common tortoise. In a sense he is that, but he is also something more.
Spencer is not from here. His shell contains an element not known to the science of our world.
It is temporium, a highly radioactive substance so powerful, that it disrupts the space-time continuum.
Time accelerates in close proximity to Spencer. That is why Tommy LeBeck’s parents didn’t recognize the old man who came to their door, asking if he could keep the turtle. Tommy was only six years old when he went out to play a few hours ago.
In 250 words or less, tell us a story incorporating the elements in the picture. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced.
Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level.
Use the comment section below to submit your entry. Entries will be accepted until 5:00 PM Pacific Time on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013.
On Wednesday morning, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday.
On Friday morning, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Best of luck to you all in your writing!
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