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Friday fiblet: The Grand Scheme and Scale Of Things

Whenever something could happen multiple ways, the universe split. So many movies and TV series used that idea, it became a joke, but Paolo knew it was true.

Worlds where lost empires endured, or the Alexandrian Library, or dinosaurs! Where Christianity, Islam never grew! Worlds galore!

Now Paolo could reach them! Trembling, he activated the device, then leapt out to explore…

He tried repeatedly, over decades, but never saw those worlds. He died a broken man.

Had he only known… he’d indeed reached new Universes.

That first time, for example, a neutrino a galaxy away had zigged instead of zagged…

~ by BT Murtagh on June 22, 2012.

fiblet, fiction, Writing

3 Responses to “Friday fiblet: The Grand Scheme and Scale Of Things”

  1. Many fiblets slither out of my ken, but I grokked this one right away.

    In one universe, two of the grains in my cream of wheat in August, 1972 switched places from where they had been originally.

    • That’s the idea. It struck me as silly to expect every different universe would have a difference that made a noticeable change on this one planet. If you take into account all the virtual particle pairs popping in and out of existence in “empty” space it gets even sillier.

      • Interestingly, over the weekend, I started reading a parallel universes book called The Walls of the Universe, by Paul Melko. I am really enjoying it so far.

        Full disclosure – Paul is someone I know professionally/socially, and I hope “friend” is a word he would feel comfortable using to describe our acquaintanceship.

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