Timeline: A Tale of Altered History

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ACTION SCI-FI

20th Century (multiple decades)

Jeremy C. Jones

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Logline

Robert had never used his father's invention for personal gain, but saving the life of his brother was a risk he just had to take. Unfortunately, no matter how much preparation is involved, things can never go as planned when you're playing with the very fabric of the space-time continuum. If Robert succeeds, he will rob the family who is plotting to kill his brother of their power from the moment they acquired it, deep in the past. But if he fails, it could be more than just his brother's life that is in jeopardy. Either way, he will certainly alter history and create a new timeline of events, which in turn will radically change the life he has always known. But will there be a price to pay for his actions? Consequences for "playing God?" Perhaps most importantly, if things go wrong, could any of the damage ever be fixed?

Genre

Action, Sci-Fi,

Short Summary

To save a life, the past must be altered. But the consequences are catastrophic and result in the deaths of generations of people. The man who alters the past is left paralyzed as punishment for his actions and unable to repair the damage.


After multiple timelines are created by the efforts of those trying to right the wrongs of the past, the heroes of the story wind up in the very place where it all began, an underground bunker in the middle of nowhere. They're being chased by a cowboy they brought into the future and from the law.

Setting

Fictional city in Georgia

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Robert Sapp, brilliant, college professor, following in the footsteps of his deceased father. After his father's death in the 70's he discovers his work and realizes he'd mathematically proven time travel, but lacked the technology in his day to built the device necessary to travel throughout time. But in the 80's Robert has the technology and finishes what his father started. He has no children and has never been married, so his brother Jonathan is the only family he's got. That's why he's willing to use the Time Portal for his own personal gain when he learns of a plot to kill his brother.

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Decisive, Desperate, Educated, Secretive, Skillful, Blunt, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Brian Sapp, the oldest son of Robert's brother, Jonathan. Brian is only 5 years old in the beginning of the story when Robert alters the past in November of 1996. Robert's actions to save his brother wind up causing his death which results in Brian growing up without his father. He resents his Uncle Robert, who has never spoke of the night his father died, because to do so would mean he would have to speak about the Time Portal. When the story arrives in the present day Brian is in his early 20's, he's handsome, muscular and brilliant like his Uncle and Grandfather, but he doesn't apply himself. So, he's basically lazy. He's also arrogant and blames his plight in life on his Uncle Robert.

Age: 22

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Adventurous, Aggressive, Badass, Educated, Funny, Manipulative, Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Carl Sapp, is the youngest son of Jonathan. His wife Sarah was nine months pregnant with Carl when he died back in 1996 from Robert altering the past. Carl is shorter than Brian, darker hair, still lives with their mother, Sarah, in an apartment. He's going to school at night to become a police officer and follow in the footsteps of his deceased father, Jonathan. Carl is manipulated by his brother Brian. Carl has a strong work ethic and admires his brother's intellect and physique, but constantly reminds Brian that he's wasting his talents and abilities and that he needs to treat his girlfriend better.

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Funny, Modest, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Aspiring, Charming, Obedient, Patriotic, Faithful, Insecure, Clumsy, Honorable, Empathetic, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Conrad Clugston, villian from the old west. He and his brother, William Clugston, committed an eleborate jewelry heist from a wealthy family in 1890 which is the one singluar event that lead to their family becoming one the most power and corrupt in the State. Conrad is rough, rugged, street smart but with no formal education. He's fast on the draw and deadly with a gun. He's the leader of a gang of bank robbers and cattle theives who is recruited by his brother, William, to help with the heist.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Crazy, Masculine, Power-hungry, Skillful, Uneducated, Badass, Blunt, Criminal, Greedy, Villainous, Aggressive, Clumsy

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: CFP (Christian Faith Publishing)

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Supplemental Materials

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