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…fiblet, fiction, Writing