“Yes. As I said, it is a mystery time scientists may never understand. DeLaney opens the box of spyglasses, and after checking whether she want the pre- or postconsumptive Keats, begins to fashion the scope into a proper configuration. Being a romantic, she chooses postconsumptive, and DeLaney dutifully selects the ‘141’ lens to get her the hundred and forty-one years she’ll need to move from 1962 back to 1821, the year Keats happens to be dying in Rome. Then he sits her in front of the spyglass, turns for a moment to pontificate on the magnificent intricacies of time travel—you know the verbosity of some men when it comes to this topic—and when he turns back, the spyglass is on the chair and she’s gone.” (pg. 216, Flirting with Forever by Gwyn Cready)

If I had access to some kind of time portal, who would I go back to meet? I’m not really sure, to be honest. Beethoven? Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley? I’ll have to think about it.

What about you? Who would you go back and meet?

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Play along. I cheated, but the rules are easy. Grab your current read, open to a random page, and give us two teaser sentences. Remember, no spoilers.

My copy was sent by the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.


  1. Oh, this sounds awesome. I’ve never read Cready, but that writing is intelligent and hilarious. MUST READ. 🙂 And as for who I’d visit… maybe St. Augustine? Or C.S. Lewis. Someone with a very rich understanding of the theological.

    Great teaser! And thanks for coming by my blog.

  2. kaye

    Great teaser! I don’t think I’d go that far back- I’d like to have met Daphne DuMaurier when she first wrote Rebecca and lived in Cornwall. I hope you’re enjoying the book. My TT is from The Seventh Witch and can be found here

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