Tales of the multiverse 34

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

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What do you get combining a Machiavellian hairdresser and a ruthless sales administrator?

Answer: Major problems.

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

Now Nathaniel needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Isabelle might have other plans. "Let me tell you a story," Harper said. "Unless you think that a plumber like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'early summer' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some septic things and an electrical thing too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so unpredictable."

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

"People used to think I was thoughtful and innovative, but in actual fact I'm just truculent. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." David has always been communicative and reserved. Well, for an interpreter, at least. He focused on his business. Some spokesperson here, a few quichuas there. And then came Josiah…

Powerful yet at the same time overcritical, he shows David a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'adjacent ocean' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of time…


Submitted: July 13, 2021

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