The Shop that Wasn’t

J. K. Enjoy submitted the following TWIDDER in July 2013.  It’s either a Back to the Past or Alternate Reality spacetime slip.  Either way, I’m glad they got great prices for their shopping experience!  (See for the original posting.)

This happened to my mother and a friend in the early 1980s, in Moscow, USSR. They went on a trip there with a group of other tourists. 

One day they fancied some fur hats, so they found a shop that sold them. My mother doesn’t remember if she was told about it by a hotel receptionist (that’s what she thinks) or somebody else told them about it. imagesAnyway, they found a shop and bought some nice, cheap fur hats. 

That same afternoon or maybe the day after, soon thereafter in any case, they decided to go back and buy some more fur hats as gifts for friends and family, so they went back to the shop.  

The shop wasn’t there. 

They walked the street up and down searching for the shop, they asked people, including a man standing on the doorway next to where the shop had been, but they were told there was no shop and there hadn’t been one there for many years.


About aloholmes

We live in a wondrous universe, and I love learning about it. Spacetime slips are one facet of existence that fascinate me. As a retired teacher I enjoy researching this topic and sharing the information I garner.
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