Tales of the multiverse 29

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

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What do you get combining a naive church warden and a prejudiced zoologist?

Answer: A class 5 disaster.

London's life is turned upside down when Paisley shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'happy family' could be more baffling than one might think.

Now London needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Paisley might have other plans. "Let me tell you a story," James said. "Unless you think that a choreographer like me doesn't tell stories."

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

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

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

An ignorant coroner.

Some practicum; a loresman too.

When Violet appears in Lucas's life, things suddenly feel intricate and cumbersome. After all, fear is the essence of us all. But when Violet begins to talk about the 'secure childhood' issue, things begin to change. And Lucas wonders if he is running out of options. 


Submitted: July 13, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Brayden Jacobs. All rights reserved.

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