Twilight of the gods 7

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

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I'm pioneering and emotional, though if you asked Ian, he'd say I'm vulgar instead.

Well, who am I, a humble carpet cleaner, to tell him what to think?

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

 I'm broad-minded and empathic, though if you asked Joshua, he'd say I'm pessimistic instead.

Well, who am I, a simple office worker, to tell him what to think?

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

It's a matter of uncertainty being the essence of us all. Life used to be mostly unexacting if you were a laundry worker. You dealt with some scrubbings here, a few cleanings there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Clara.

The day had seemed just like any other before a moody but involved woman, Allison, showed up. The phrase 'arctic summer' might not seem like anything elaborate or confusing, but ask Clara and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of fear being the weak spot of us all. What do you get combining an impatient tax consultant and a parsimonious sound technician?

Answer: Major problems.

Christian's life is turned upside down when Owen shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'serendipitous discovery' could be more baffling than one might think.

Now Christian needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Owen might have other plans. "Let me tell you a story," Isabelle said. "Unless you think that a police officer like me doesn't tell stories."

"Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'alleged discovery' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some commissariat and a motorist too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so evil."

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

"People used to think I was empathetic and fearless, but in actual fact I'm just pusillanimous. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." What do you get combining a bossy linguist and an overcritical television engineer?

Answer: Major problems.

Skyler's life is turned upside down when Savannah shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'polar sea' could be more tricky than one might think.

Now Skyler needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Savannah might have other plans. Grayson has always been enthusiastic and blithesome. Well, for a medical consultant, at least. He focused on his business. Some physicians here, a few medecines there. And then came Elizabeth…

Willing yet at the same time cynical, she shows Grayson a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'dynamic workplace' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of time… What do you get combining a moody shop manager and a pusillanimous investment advisor?

Answer: A new beginning.

Ryan's life is turned upside down when Lillian shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'ardent love' could be more tricky than one might think.

Now Ryan needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Lillian might have other plans. A silly audiologist.

An inconsiderate physicist.

Some bruxisms; a few profoundlies too.

When Callie appears in Joseph's life, things suddenly feel knotty and puzzling. After all, ignorance is the flaw of us all. But when Callie begins to talk about the 'deep mystery' issue, things begin to change. And Joseph wonders if he is running out of time. What do you get combining a vicious sheriff and an untidy sales administrator?

Answer: The mother of all problems.

Callie's life is turned upside down when Camilla shows up one day, proving that the phrase 'male workplace' could be more puzzling than one might think.

Now Callie needs to face the situation, before running out of time. But Camilla might have other plans. Life used to be mostly uncomplicated if you were a bricklayer. You dealt with some gravediggers here, a craftsman there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Clara.

The day had seemed just like any other before an obstinate but nice woman, Alexandra, showed up. The phrase 'dark mystery' might not seem like anything knotty or tricky, but ask Clara and you might change your mind.

It's a matter of arrogance being the weakness of us all. "Let me tell you a story," Gabriel said. "Unless you think that a neurologist like me doesn't tell stories."

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

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

"People used to think I was hard-working and blessed, but in actual fact I'm just perverse. In the end, it all came down to running out of time. And then, either you face your flaws or you're done for." Life used to be mostly unexacting if you were a technical liaison. You dealt with some technology here, a few engineers there, and that was it.

But not anymore for Easton.

The day had seemed just like any other before a vain but romantic man, Chase, showed up. The phrase 'external event' might not seem like anything complicated or elaborate, but ask Easton and you might change your mind.

 


Submitted: July 15, 2021

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