An interphase is a canon construction, and refers to "a phenomenon in which the fabric of space begins to break up, allowing an overlap of parallel universes on different dimensional planes. The rift itself also contained a completely empty realm, devoid of life, between the dimensional planes". To my mind, these scenarios are rife with possibilities.
Starting with Temper, I have what's called a "pulse shot", whixh is used for time travel and, if composed of dark matter, is also used in order to pass a person or a time ship to the Mirror Universe. Therefore, I got to thinking - how was the pulse shot first invented? And so I decided to marry it to some real technology and to canon at the same time. Therefore, I came up with a plan. The original pulse shot would be a mistake, a casualty of the end of the Third World War.
Therefore, the original invention of what became the pulse shot is actually the destruction of the Large Hadron Super collider at CERN, in 2053. The bombing releases the vestiges of the hunt to reliably replicate the Higgs boson and, in my imagination, it causes small ripples through time. If a person or a shuttle or the like is hit with one such altered particle, incoherent and unexpected time travel is possible. However, there is no control over the travel, or how to get back. The subjects (I hesitate to call them victims) solve their temporal displacement issues in various ways, as the changes are manifested in many different ways, and often seem to call existence into question.
These stories are listed in the order in which they happened in history, as opposed to the interphased time when the subject was sent to, or when the story might be related to others.
A tribute to some of my own funkier inspirations. This one takes place in 2053 and shows the actual point of destruction of the Large Hadron Super Collider. You can find Inspiration here:
At the start of the Xindi War, Malcolm Reed is hit by a tiny spatial anomaly. And that's just the start of what happens to him. The story begins in 2153 and the interphased time is 1775. You can find Concord here.
The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces
In June of 2154, Travis is kidnapped for an odd alien experiment. Can he work together with other species? Are any of the people he's been kidnapped with even real? You can find The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces here:
- The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces as it was originally written
- The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces on Ad Astra
- The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces on Fanfiction.net
- The Puzzle, A Tale Told in Pieces in In Between Days context
Day of the Dead
The worst horrors aren't found on a movie screen. Tripp Tucker finds himself whisked to an unfamiliar time and place during Halloween, the Day of the Dead and All Souls' Day, 2161. You can find Day of the Dead here.
Wesley Crusher has a nightmare while he's with the Traveler. His insights into it lead him to the fulfillment of his greatest dream and wish. You can find Imprecision here:
Did ya ever hear about the time Wesley and Geordi saw Ted Williams hit a home run? This is a TNG story. The story begins in 2366 and the interphased time is 1941. You can find Crackerjack here.
Interphases Based on the E2 Canon Episode
Reflections Down a Corridor
The Enterprise is thrown back in time, to 2037, and the crew begins to cope with the changes that have been wrought. Meditations on the canon episode, E2. Begins on January 17, 2154 but continues in April of 2037. What happened between 2037 and 2154? Was the crew proud of any of it? You can find Reflections Down a Corridor here:
On the E2 Enterprise, bonds are formed as other bonds are broken. It was a generational ship. Just how did the crew form couples? Runs from October of 2037 to the end of August of 2038. You can find Entanglements here:
The Three of Us
The male to female ratio was uneven on the E2 Enterprise. How did people cope, and adjust their expectations? Runs from the end of 2038 to the end of 2082. You can find The Three of Us here:
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
During the Xindi War, the Enterprise was thrown back in time, to 2037. In 2154, the second iteration Enterprise met its original counterpart, which had become a generational ship. And then it was kicked back a second time. But just what happened between 2037 and 2154? And which parts of it happened twice? Runs from 2154 to 2037 and then eventually back to 2154 in the prime timeline. You can find Everybody Knows This is Nowhere here:
A day in the life of MACO Private Oscar Tiburon and Engineering Crewman Tracey Carter. This story is told completely without dialog. You can find Smells here:
On the E2 Enterprise, Travis tries to teach Lili how to fly a shuttle. You can find Fear here:
If I Could Do It All Over Again
A reimagining of an absent scene from the E2 episode. You can find If I Could Do It All Over Again here: