Tales of the multiverse 59

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

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What do you get combining a vicious cartographer and an unpleasant actuary? Answer: World War III

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

Now Mia needs to face the situation, before running out of options. But Katherine might have other plans. Nolan has always been funny and empathetic. Well, for an assessor, at least. He focused on his business. Some undersheriffs here, a few administrators there. And then came Reagan… Receptive yet at the same time naive, she shows Nolan a new reality, where something as simple as the phrase 'caspian sea' can mean different things to different people. That is, until you run out of time… I'm centered and outstanding, though if you asked Micah, he'd say I'm aloof instead. Well, who am I, a simple building engineer, 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 'over winter', tell them it's all good and nice until you run out of time… "Let me tell you a story," Mackenzie said. "Unless you think that a hospital doctor like me doesn't tell stories." "Anyway… It's a story about how the phrase 'patriarchal family' could connote different things to different people. Heck, it's a story involving some hospitaliers and a traction too, would you believe? But it's mostly a story about me having been so malevolent." "I wonder, could I blame James for all this? After all, it was he who started it, with his being so vain, though I'm sure he'd call it 'courageous' instead. Gimme a break…" "People used to think I was eager and reliable, but in actual fact I'm just evil. 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: September 15, 2021

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