It takes stamina and determination. There is no successful time hunting for the impatient or the weak.

We had been honing our hunting skills in bars, museums and other places of public & private interest. We had even seen quasi-mexican standoffs. One day, we needed to match our wits against the most elusive game in existence.

The trap was set. Of course we had brought the very essentials of time hunting equipment: blankets & tea. Temperatures outside of your car fell. Our breath drew funny patterns on the windows.

After long stretches of waiting, snoring, tea drinking and mumbling sleep deprived mumblings we knew this much: our trap had been sprung, again and again. But we still couldn’t confirm success. The structure was wet with dew, we had to take it home for closer inspection.

Imagine our relief when we could see the stars move across the screen of my computer. We had given hours to hunt down seconds - but those belonged to us now.

Instantly, we fell asleep.

Philippe said thanks.

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Marcus Hammerschmitt

Writer, journalist and photographer. Eighteen books so far, on paper and on screen. My biography is boring, my life is not.

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