Another flash fiction prompt from Chuck Wendig, this time smashing a couple subgenres together and writing a story about it.
I rolled “Parallel Universe” and “Revenge”!
by Rick Cook Jr
I watch myself getting a ticket and smile.
The me I’m watching isn’t me, in the strictest sense, of course. No one but me could ever be me. But the other me is pretty close, and pretty close is close enough.
The whole “alternate dimensions” theory, string theory, ten dimensions, quantum entanglement, what-have-you: it’s not infinite. More like trinary. There are two other worlds out there, running parallel to our own. Ours seems to be in the middle. Continue reading →
Been a good long while, but I’m back with a writing prompt from Reddit:
You have died. While waiting to be judged, you are offered the chance to clear one entry from your file before the decision is made.
There were no other parameters so I took a couple small liberties, as I am known to do. Hope you enjoy!
The Deciding Factor
by Rick Cook Jr.
I was staring at a physical manifestation of all the deeds of my life. It was curious, in that it seemed much smaller than I expected, maybe the size of a petty criminal’s rap sheet. As I flipped through the pages and came to what should have been the end of this small file of paper, the pages just kept being there to turn. And the stack of read pages never grew larger as I flipped pages onto it. Curious.
“Clear an entry? What’s that mean?” I asked. Continue reading →