TITLE: THROUGH THE WORMHOLE
GENRE: Middle grade time travel
Emily Singh looked at her team-to-be. Their faces were smeared with dirt. Zak’s eyes were bulging like a gazelle’s waiting for an arrow. The sickly glow from their nanocomputers lit up the limestone walls and bounced off the golden artifacts, making them look like Halloween zombies. The stale sandy air was tinged with the smell of the fresh grains that had been stored for the pharaoh’s afterlife. At least they might find something to eat if they couldn’t find a way out. Although, with a larger than life statue of the pharaoh glaring down at them, it would take a lot of guts to risk a curse by poking through his provisions.
She wanted to tell her team it would be alright. She wanted to tell them they would find a way out of this pyramid. She wanted to tell them that being trapped here was quantum luck and not a curse.
A week ago Emily wouldn’t have believed in curses, but then a day ago she didn’t believe in time travel. A week ago she wanted a cool coat for the first day back at school. She wanted to meet her friends for ice cream. She thought Tyler Miller was cute, and that was the extent of her life. Now, being trapped in Ancient Egypt in a pyramid almost five thousand years before she was born, with a broken time travel machine, that seemed as normal as her life was ever going to get.