Tales of the multiverse 38

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

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Life used to be mostly uncomplicated if you were an investment manager. You dealt with some placings here, a few premium things there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Cameron.

The day had seemed just like any other before a vulgar but reliable woman, Jasmine, showed up. The phrase 'entire workplace' might not seem like anything bewildering or thorny, but ask Cameron and you might change your mind. I'm unassuming and inspired, though if you asked Emily, she'd say I'm depressed instead.

Well, who am I, a lowly payroll manager, to tell her what to think?

What I do know, though, is this: Next time someone tells you there's nothing knotty about the concept of 'mutual friend', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of options… What do you get combining a conservative interior decorator and an unpleasant miner?

Answer: A new beginning.

Miles's life is turned upside down when Tina shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'brief reminiscence' could be more perplexing than one might think.

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

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'joint operation' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some official thing and an executor too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so materialistic."

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

"People used to think I was warm and hard-working, but in actual fact I'm just belligerent. 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 13, 2021

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