Loved the depth of thought that went into this piece.
I loved my mind getting twisted around the time loop phenomenon.
I even wondered if there was some way to buy a second machine and feed it to the first.
This story was so much fun. Made my day.
A couple of GLITCHES having to do with your reference to Jeff:
"Leave him alone, Jeff"
Lorraine was pulling on his shirt.
Suggestion: Lorraine pulled on Jeff's shirt. "Leave him alone."
Also, some of the dialogue could be tagged by not putting the tag in a new paragraph, as
Otherwise near perfection.
Keep it up, Ben.
Susan (S.B.K. Burns)