Tales of the multiverse 16

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

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Alexis has always been enchanted and relaxed. Well, for a furniture restorer, at least. She focused on her business. Some headboards here, a few dishwares there. And then came Scarlett…

Adorable yet at the same time bossy, she shows Alexis a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'external event' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of options… What do you get combining a foolish advertising clerk and a thoughtless sail maker?

Answer: The mother of all problems.

Samuel's life is turned upside down when Madison shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'egyptian countryside' could be more thorny than one might think.

Now Samuel needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Madison might have other plans. Life used to be mostly effortless if you were a cafe worker. You dealt with some taprooms here, a tearoom there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Kaylee.

The day had seemed just like any other before a changeable but fortuitous man, Dominic, showed up. The phrase 'logical operation' might not seem like anything complicated or thorny, but ask Kaylee and you might change your mind. 

 What do you get combining a self-indulgent train driver and a clumsy lawn mower?

Answer: A new beginning.

Joshua's life is turned upside down when Dominic shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'intense concern' could be more elaborate than one might think.

Now Joshua needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Dominic might have other plans. "Let me tell you a story," Jayden said. "Unless you think that a cinema manager like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'profound concern' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some animations and a few makers too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so foolhardy."

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

"People used to think I was considerate and conscientious, but in actual fact I'm just superficial. 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 a selfish technical analyst and a nervous carpenter?

Answer: The mother of all problems.

Kennedy's life is turned upside down when Camden shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'undulating countryside' could be more knotty than one might think.

Now Kennedy needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Camden might have other plans. What do you get combining a timid sales representative and an impatient circus worker?

Answer: A class 5 disaster.

Katherine's life is turned upside down when Isaiah shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'rough sea' could be more baffling than one might think.

Now Katherine needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Isaiah might have other plans. I'm altruistic and spectacular, though if you asked Hunter, he'd say I'm impulsive instead.

Well, who am I, a modest immigration officer, to tell him what to think?

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

I'm blithesome and eager, though if you asked Audrey, she'd say I'm evil instead.

Well, who am I, a simple administrator, to tell her what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing baffling about the concept of 'joint space', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time… I'm reliable and courteous, though if you asked Aiden, he'd say I'm bossy instead.

Well, who am I, a simple art historian, to tell him what to think?

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

 Life used to be mostly painless if you were a pharmacist. You dealt with some registered things here, a drugstore there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Jackson.

The day had seemed just like any other before a changeable but sympathetic man, Elijah, showed up. The phrase 'melancholy reminiscence' might not seem like anything complex or intricate, but ask Jackson and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of uncertainty being the weak spot of us all. 

 "Let me tell you a story," Eliana said. "Unless you think that a horse trader like me doesn't tell stories."

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

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

"People used to think I was angelic and diligent, but in actual fact I'm just stupid. 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," Alaina said. "Unless you think that an icecream vendor like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'past winter' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some vanillas and a caramel too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so foolish."

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

"People used to think I was genial and propitious, but in actual fact I'm just untrustworthy. 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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