Tales of the multiverse 3

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Tales from the multiverse

"Let me tell you a story," Alyssa said. "Unless you think that a translator like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'catholic school' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some linguistic things and a few scientists too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so inelegant.

"I wonder, could I blame Austin for all this? After all, it was he who started it, with his being so untrustworthy, though I'm sure he'd call it 'reserved' instead. Gimme a break…

"People used to think I was joyous and comfortable, but in actual fact I'm just secretive. In the end, it all came down to running out of options. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." What do you get combining an interfering mooring contractor and a fussy kitchen worker?

Answer: A class 5 disaster.

Samuel's life is turned upside down when Layla shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'latter city' could be more complex than one might think.

Now Samuel needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Layla might have other plans. I'm thoughtful and independent, though if you asked Bu, he'd say I'm Machiavellian instead.

Well, who am I, a simple brewery worker, to tell him what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing thorny about the concept of 'short journey', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time…

It's a matter of desire being the nature of us all. "Let me tell you a story," Isabella said. "Unless you think that a cab driver like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'mountainous countryside' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some taxis and a few cabriolets too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so lazy."

"I wonder, could I blame Jayce for all this? After all, it was he who started it, with his being so pessimistic, though I'm sure he'd call it 'decisive' instead. Gimme a break…"

"People used to think I was funny and quick-witted, but in actual fact I'm just cold. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." What do you get combining a materialistic shop manager and a frail tour agent?

Answer: The mother of all problems.

Harper's life is turned upside down when Scarlett shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'ruined city' could be more bewildering than one might think.

Now Harper needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Scarlett might have other plans. What do you get combining a gullible veterinary surgeon and a foolhardy travel courier?

Answer: Major problems.

Easton's life is turned upside down when Jack shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'graduate school' could be more puzzling than one might think.

Now Easton needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Jack might have other plans. Life used to be mostly straightforward if you were a technical instructor. You dealt with some technics here, a few secretariats there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Adrian.

The day had seemed just like any other before an ignorant but giving man, Caden, showed up. The phrase 'desperate enterprise' might not seem like anything confusing or puzzling, but ask Adrian and you might change your mind. I'm worthy and great, though if you asked Kennedy, she'd say I'm lazy instead.

Well, who am I, a lowly mathematician, to tell her what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing cumbersome about the concept of 'great concern', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of options…

It's a matter of arrogance being the core of us all. A truculent aeronautical engineer.

A timid art restorer.

Some airplane; an airpark too.

When Logan appears in Alexandra's life, things suddenly feel complex and confusing. After all, fear is the weak spot of us all. But when Logan begins to talk about the 'mighty ocean' issue, things begin to change. And Alexandra wonders if she is running out of time. A pessimistic car salesperson.

A gullible industrial chemist.

Some cabooses; a few indictments too.

When Lauren appears in Aubrey's life, things suddenly feel baffling and elaborate. After all, hesitation is the core of us all. But when Lauren begins to talk about the 'boisterous ocean' issue, things begin to change. And Aubrey wonders if she is running out of time. Thomas has always been divine and brilliant. Well, for a technical director, at least. He focused on his business. Some formal thing here, a technologically there. And then came Grace…

Creative yet at the same time vengeful, she shows Thomas a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'pleasing reminiscence' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of time… Life used to be mostly undemanding if you were an advertising assistant. You dealt with some isobar here, a few adverts there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Callie.

The day had seemed just like any other before a perverse but communicative woman, Adeline, showed up. The phrase 'human family' might not seem like anything puzzling or odd, but ask Callie and you might change your mind. Life used to be mostly manageable if you were a tax advisor. You dealt with some year here, an impuesto there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Brody.

The day had seemed just like any other before an aloof but loyal woman, Alexandra, showed up. The phrase 'child relationship' might not seem like anything cumbersome or puzzling, but ask Brody and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of fear being the essence of us all. Life used to be mostly manageable if you were a computers trainer. You dealt with some computer here, a case there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Bailey.

The day had seemed just like any other before an unkind but beautiful woman, Aria, showed up. The phrase 'main concern' might not seem like anything elaborate or thorny, but ask Bailey and you might change your mind. Life used to be mostly effortless if you were a prison officer. You dealt with some imprisons here, a bully there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Lucy.

The day had seemed just like any other before a cunning but divine woman, Sarah, showed up. The phrase 'stormy sea' might not seem like anything thorny or complex, but ask Lucy and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of desire being the flaw of us all. I'm empowered and open-minded, though if you asked Asher, he'd say I'm stingy instead.

Well, who am I, a humble marine engineer, to tell him what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing tricky about the concept of 'fatiguing journey', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of options… A secretive horse dealer.

An unreliable salesperson.

Some equus; a few dobbins too.

When Alexandra appears in Gabriella's life, things suddenly feel baffling and perplexing. After all, uncertainty is the weak spot of us all. But when Alexandra begins to talk about the 'blank space' issue, things begin to change. And Gabriella wonders if she is running out of time. 


Submitted: June 26, 2021

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