An update on my bellybutton time-travel opus/short story – six pages in, and many issues as yet unresolved!
After all – does the time-traveller jump into a new body, forward or back in time, via the medium of the fleshy tree through time? Or jump beside the chronologically-advanced belly-button owner’s body, in which case how is she attached to the tree? Does she jump naked? (I can’t imagine a lot of crimplene shirts and primark denim on the limbs and branches of the tree. It must surely be a jump in the nuddy.)
How does she experience the jump? Is there any tech involved, or if you’ve gotta navel are you good to go? Is it witchcraft? Should I really call her Perdita (I’m feelin’ Perdita) or is there a navel-related name that’d be more appropriate?
Six pages in, and none of these things resolved! And I’m still so squeamish about b-b’s that I can’t even post a pic of one unless it belongs to a statue…