From Stone's site:
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.
As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
But then, as I follow the curve of the track and start heading toward him again, I look up, right in his direction. He gives me a more hesitant smile, but it’s warm, like he knows me. Genuine, like he might just be someone worth knowing. And I can’t help it. I smile back.
I’m still grinning as I turn the next bend, and without even thinking about it, I flip around midstride to look at him again.
I spin in place while my eyes search the track for him, and then sprint to the bleachers. I hesitate for a second and start to wonder if he was ever here at all, but I gather my courage and trudge up the stairs.
He’s not here, but he had been. He left proof: Packed snow marks where he sat. On the bench below it, two depressions show where his feet rested.
And that’s when I notice something else.My own footprints are clearly marked in the powder around me, but where his should have been—leading to and from the bench—I see nothing but a thick layer of untouched snow. From here.
I can use this for the 2013 Genre Variety Challenge.