Emma had been to the far ends of the earth. After a manicure in Glasgow, she’d visited Montreal, Bountiful, Brunei, Lone Café and Ruth. She saved a trainful of passengers from drowning, and visited Pluto with side trips to Jupiter and Venus and Mars. She had been kidnapped by a gang of PlayStations.
Now it was time to go home, back to her FFF friends and their quirky stories. But she found no trace.
She had traveled faster than the speed of light. Due to a paradox of time travel, she arrived home before she left, before she founded FFF.
This story caused considerable consternation on the LinkedIn thread; many contributors simply ceased to exist. Fortunately, the ever-resourceful Jane came up with a sequel:-
II: The Einstein Solution
Adrift and lonesome in a pre-FFF universe, Emma called on the spirit of Einstein.
“I can never get back,” she sobbed on his unkempt shoulder.
“Oh, piffle,” Albert scoffed. “E=mc2 was never more than an approximation, meant to impress the more-scientific-than-thou types who think everything must be quantified.
“Here’s all you have to do.” He whispered in her ear.
Emma gasped. “Eye of newt? Are you sure that will work?”
“I’ll stake my relative reputation on it,” he asserted.
After a frantic web search, she located the needed materials, and forty-five minutes later, Emma hurried to log on to FFF.