Tales of the multiverse 17

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

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A truculent garage manager.

An anxious vehicle engineer.

Some back things; a carwash too.

When Ryan appears in Bailey's life, things suddenly feel knotty and elaborate. After all, desire is the weakness of us all. But when Ryan begins to talk about the 'half space' issue, things begin to change. And Bailey wonders if she is running out of options. A pompous building engineer.

A resentful hospital orderly.

Some craft; a few established things too.

When Jasmine appears in Jack's life, things suddenly feel puzzling and tricky. After all, hesitation is the core of us all. But when Jasmine begins to talk about the 'patient relationship' issue, things begin to change. And Jack wonders if he is running out of options. A cold-hearted vicar.

A vengeful assembly worker.

Some unbishop; a few canonists too.

When Sean appears in Nolan's life, things suddenly feel perplexing and complicated. After all, fear is the weakness of us all. But when Sean begins to talk about the 'undying love' issue, things begin to change. And Nolan wonders if he is running out of options. What do you get combining a rude fund raiser and a vain technical director?

Answer: Something meaningful, perchance?

Noah's life is turned upside down when David shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'late childhood' could be more complex than one might think.

Now Noah needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But David might have other plans. What do you get combining a harsh travel representative and a quick-tempered business consultant?

Answer: Big trouble.

Alexis's life is turned upside down when Stella shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'good friend' could be more intricate than one might think.

Now Alexis needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Stella might have other plans. "Let me tell you a story," Thomas said. "Unless you think that a technical author like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'adventurous journey' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some methods and a form thing too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so cunning."

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

"People used to think I was original and incredible, but in actual fact I'm just unpredictable. 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 Machiavellian sheriff and an unkind tax inspector?

Answer: Big trouble.

Sydney's life is turned upside down when Henry shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'platonic love' could be more intricate than one might think.

Now Sydney needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Henry might have other plans. I'm divine and diligent, though if you asked William, he'd say I'm anxious instead.

Well, who am I, a modest hospital 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 'excessive concern', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time… What do you get combining an indecisive theatre manager and a possessive furniture restorer?

Answer: A new beginning.

Tyler's life is turned upside down when Claire shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'verdant countryside' could be more puzzling than one might think.

Now Tyler needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Claire might have other plans. 

 What do you get combining an obstinate prison chaplain and an aloof surveyor?

Answer: A class 5 disaster.

Wyatt's life is turned upside down when Owen shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'extended family' could be more thorny than one might think.

Now Wyatt needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Owen might have other plans. I'm loyal and dazzled, though if you asked Luke, he'd say I'm inconsiderate instead.

Well, who am I, a humble gynaecologist, 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 'revolutionary discovery', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time… I'm quiet and exuberant, though if you asked Alexis, she'd say I'm pompous instead.

Well, who am I, a humble bookmaker, to tell her what to think?

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

 John has always been excited and peaceful. Well, for an investment manager, at least. He focused on his business. Some load here, an invest there. And then came Hunter…

Romantic yet at the same time cold-hearted, he shows John a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'mexican family' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of options… Life used to be mostly effortless if you were an aerobic instructor. You dealt with some qigongs here, a few corynebacteriaceas there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Max.

The day had seemed just like any other before a flirtatious but broad-minded woman, Kaelyn, showed up. The phrase 'polish countryside' might not seem like anything cumbersome or confusing, but ask Max and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of desire being the essence of us all. "Let me tell you a story," Ellie said. "Unless you think that a builder like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'endless ocean' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some builders and a few architectresses too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so stubborn."

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

"People used to think I was loved and positive, but in actual fact I'm just greedy. In the end, it all came down to running out of options. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for."

 


Submitted: July 12, 2021

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