By Michael Brett
[pic]This is a story about a very odd bird called Tick Tock Turkey, his friend Future Dog, and a sandwich that disappeared, mysteriously, into thin air….
Tick Tock Turkey and his friend Future Dog live on Egg Island, and float with thier home through time and space. Tick Tock Turkey concentrates his mind on the really importantthings in life - such as making the best sandwich ever - and when things don’t quite work out as he plans, all he has to do is turn back the hands of his very special watch.
This tale of a scruffy time-travelling turkey has been specially written for Storynory.
Read by Natasha Gostwick. Duration 23 Minutes
This is a story about a very odd bird called Tick Tock Turkey, his friend Future Dog, and asandwich that disappeared, mysteriously, into thin air.
Tick Tock Turkey is a brown feathery bird, a bit scruffy, and a bit clumsy. He has a special watch with a red button that he wears on one of his wings.
Future Dog – as you can probably guess – is a dog, and she comes from the future. She has black fur, blue and gold hair on her head, and wears dark sunglasses all the time. Even at night.Tick Tock Turkey and Future Dog have an interesting talent. They can travel in time. They can go forward into the future, when thing haven’t happened yet, or backward into the past, when things have already happened. Time travel is quite complicated, so it’s a good idea to explain one or two things about it.
You’re probably thinking: ‘It isn’t possible to travel in time. It can’t be done!’However hard you try, no matter what you do, it’s always right now. It’s never yesterday, and it’s never tomorrow. It is always today. You might say to yourself: ‘I can’t wait until tomorrow! It’s going to be so much more exciting than today!’ and then jump into bed and shut your eyes tight and make yourself go to sleep so that tomorrow comes quickly.
But what happens when you wake up? It’s nottomorrow at all. It’s just a different today. It’s always today, no matter what you do.
Just imagine that you could say to yourself: ‘I’m so bored with Monday. And Tuesday doesn’t look very exciting. Wednesday and Thursday look pretty dull. Now, I was planning to go out for ice cream on Friday, which will be much more fun. So: I’m going to push a button and make it Friday, right now. I’ll just zoom intothe future and miss out all those boring days in between…’
So you push a button, and zap! It’s Friday! And there’s so much ice cream you can’t stop yourself even though you know you’re probably going to have a sore tummy and a headache.
Hang on. That doesn’t happen, does it? No one can push a button and zoom into the future.
But what if you could say to yourself: ‘I really enjoyed going to thebeach last weekend. The sun was so hot and I got to lounge around for hours and swim in the sea and look for crabs in the rock pools and play football on the sand. But now it’s raining and miserable and I’m stuck indoors. So: I’m going to push a button and make it last weekend, right now. I’ll just zoom into the past and get away from this boring rainy day…’
So you push a button, and zap! It’slast weekend! And you can play and swim and eat ice lollies all day and then, when the day is over, you can zoom back to this morning and do it all over again!
Hang on. That doesn’t happen either, does it? No one can push a button and zoom into the past whenever they feel like it.
Well, that scruffy Tick Tock Turkey, and that flashy Future Dog, they can travel in time. They can go forward intothe future, or backward into the past, using a special time-travelling watch.
Now, time travel isn’t always as much fun as it sounds. Sometimes time travel can cause plenty of bother. It’s complicated zooming back to yesterday, or zooming forward to tomorrow, and then zooming back to today and still remembering when it is and where you are. In fact, sometimes time travel can cause so much bother...