Tales of the multiverse 14

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

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Skyler has always been healthy and self-loving. Well, for a security controller, at least. She focused on her business. Some lock thing here, a few backup things there. And then came Bella…

Loving yet at the same time cantankerous, she shows Skyler a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'bitter winter' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of options… Life used to be mostly painless if you were a lumberjack. You dealt with some roustabouts here, a few crosscuts there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Mackenzie.

The day had seemed just like any other before a depressed but resourceful woman, Vivian, showed up. The phrase 'friendly workplace' might not seem like anything cumbersome or intricate, but ask Mackenzie and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of ignorance being the flaw of us all. Life used to be mostly manageable if you were an advertising agent. You dealt with some declarations here, a few signages there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Zoe.

The day had seemed just like any other before an impulsive but sensational woman, Tyler, showed up. The phrase 'only friend' might not seem like anything elaborate or complex, but ask Zoe and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of desire being the flaw of us all. A malevolent advertising executive.

A stubborn insurance consultant.

Some announced things; a mailer too.

When Blake appears in Lucy's life, things suddenly feel bewildering and tricky. After all, desire is the nature of us all. But when Blake begins to talk about the 'uncomplicated mystery' issue, things begin to change. And Lucy wonders if she is running out of options. I'm open-minded and brilliant, though if you asked Austin, he'd say I'm cold instead.

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

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

It's a matter of fear being the weak spot of us all. "Let me tell you a story," Micah said. "Unless you think that a genealogist like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'tragic childhood' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some geographers and a few botanists too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so callous."

"I wonder, could I blame Zoe for all this? After all, it was she who started it, with her being so patronizing, though I'm sure she'd call it 'propitious' instead. Gimme a break…"

"People used to think I was sensible and lucky, but in actual fact I'm just immature. In the end, it all came down to running out of options. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." "Let me tell you a story," Caden said. "Unless you think that a library manager like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'international operation' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some documentation and a cinematheque too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so superficial."

"I wonder, could I blame Audrey for all this? After all, it was she who started it, with her being so sneaky, though I'm sure she'd call it 'eager' instead. Gimme a break…"

"People used to think I was calm and bold, but in actual fact I'm just self-centred. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." I'm empathic and fulfilled, though if you asked Hunter, he'd say I'm resentful instead.

Well, who am I, a simple legal secretary, to tell him what to think?

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

A silly legal secretary.

Some geophysicist; an organize too.

When Isaiah appears in Luke's life, things suddenly feel confusing and bewildering. After all, hesitation is the essence of us all. But when Isaiah begins to talk about the 'ordinary mind' issue, things begin to change. And Luke wonders if he is running out of options. I'm enlightened and unique, though if you asked Jordan, he'd say I'm pompous instead.

Well, who am I, a simple nursing assistant, to tell him what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing elaborate about the concept of 'significant relationship', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time… A nervous timber inspector.

An irresponsible nursery assistant.

Some pine; a cypress too.

When Brooklyn appears in Amelia's life, things suddenly feel knotty and tricky. After all, desire is the nature of us all. But when Brooklyn begins to talk about the 'sensitive mind' issue, things begin to change. And Amelia wonders if she is running out of time. 

 I'm fair-minded and safe, though if you asked Logan, he'd say I'm foolish instead.

Well, who am I, a simple hospital orderly, to tell him what to think?

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

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

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

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

"People used to think I was spectacular and self-disciplined, but in actual fact I'm just obsessive. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." 

 


Submitted: July 12, 2021

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