Any ideas on how to think up an accident? Hello, folks. In my latest literary pursuit, I've got to have a character kind of "stumble in" to a machine. I'd like to keep this brief, so suffice it to say that my character is not overly curious, nor is he very ambitious. You see, he's a reporter. He had to interview the scientist, which is how I got him into the lab in the first place. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a way to get my character inside the machine by accident. It has to be an accident because the scientist would not benefit from pushing him into the machine, and he would never step into it by his own free will. I might also say the machine is something a bit like a time machine. I know that's over done, but it's not a time maching per-say, and it's a book for younger folks as well. If anyone has any opinions on this, I'd love to hear them. I'm flexible on what's already happened. Thanks!