Some Other Time
TOM TRASLER IS TRAPPED IN THE 19TH CENTURY OTHER TIME TRAVELLERS WANT HIM DEAD AND HE HAS TO SAVE THE WORLD
Learning that his missing wife Carol and friends are in this time period and not in 2016 as he had been told, Tom Trasler heads to the California Gold Rush to secure his finances. Recovering after being beaten, robbed, and left for dead, he finds Alvina. They reconcile and seek the lucrative placer Rich Bar prior to its discovery to exploit its riches. Fateful events gives Alvina a dark infamy and a new destiny to fulfill. Settling in a mining camp for the winter, an unexpected reunion turns Tom’s world upside down while he awaits the inevitable clash with Colonel Rood, whose intent to revert to a darker timeline where the South wins the Civil War must be stopped. In the present, the U.S. military has identified Professor Fleming’s temporal research group and makes plans to infiltrate then shut them down. When Jennifer’s ex-boyfriend, Donny Doran of Animal Control, investigates her team for the death of a dog in a lab accident, Jennifer must also confront Donny’s terrible abuses against her in high school that nearly destroyed her soul.
AUGUST 30, 1849 – THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH
As the men finished tying the bundles of clothing and supplies on the mule, Alvina emerged from the tent.
Tom’s knees nearly buckled. The five men almost stumbled off their feet. Jerome gasped in horror. She had changed into Carol’s designer jeans that she had taken in for a snug fit. She wore a gently coloured flowered and tight-fitting blouse—and most definitely a push-up bra. Crowned by her white wedding hat, her hair, wavy from being braided, had been brushed out and tucked behind her ears. White socks and Nikes replaced the boots. The sunglasses set him back a step. She even applied some lipstick.READ MORE
The twenty-first-century wardrobe and makeup issued a profound statement. Alvina had transformed from a nineteenth-century woman into a twenty-first-century lady. When she broke up with Tom, she reminded him of what an outcast, pariah, and freak he was. She confessed her homesickness for her time period. She wanted nothing more to do with the twenty-first century and all the baggage and dangers it carried.
But, by becoming like him, she implicated her full acceptance of who and what he was. For the first time, she embraced his world. But, most significantly, she had willingly become part of it. “I’d forgotten how comfortable Carol’s underclothes and shoes were.” She grabbed her breasts and gave them a good shuffle. “Did I ever miss the bra!” “I missed the bra, too,” Tom said, flashing an enchanting smile.COLLAPSE