Having discovered that time travel would be possible in a machine which could isolate him from gravity, Michael had built it and was now ready for his first test drive.
He checked the clock, it read 13:15 and the date was displayed as 24 July 2016. “Ten years” he muttered to himself. “That should do it.” He’d bought the apartment twelve years ago and had been the sole occupant, there would be no problems with other people when he materialised in 2006.
He set the controls to exactly ten years in the past. Nervously, he pressed the start button.
Michael found himself asphyxiating in the cold dark space which the Earth would not occupy for ten very long years.