“Because without time, everything would happen at once.”
Loner Edward’s aunt always said these crazy gems. He may have thought her insane at times, with her solstice festivities and her belief in the unbelievable, but her words definitely influenced his own thoughts of not existing because everything, even people, are nothing but spaced apart atoms. Prying what he thought was a rock out of the ground, he mistakenly moved the hidden Time Fetch. Strange weather anomalies begin and people who speak like his aunt emerge. Class ends as soon as it begins and three hours pass eating one slice of delicious bread. He has unknowingly released its foragers, eaters of time. Three not-friends-with-him-or-each-other, Feenix, Danton, and tragedy-mute Brigit, all who have touched the Time Fetch, get wrapped in his race to stop time from being eaten until there is nothingness.