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Too Similar. By CpSingleton © 2016

They talk of one day seeing into a parallel universe by creating a wormhole, or worm-gate in space. They, however, speculate that it would need more power than is currently available to create such a doorway between dimensions, but Marcus Kinnear’s beliefs were contrary to their small world view.

He had found a way by merely closing himself off from the people around him, taking ten heavy breaths in and then out, before allowing his mind to drift along the different coloured timelines of his own souls.

The lines weren’t coloured by any other design than his. Each new timeline found was followed carefully as it twisted and spiralled along its haphazard route, until it came to its own frayed, broken conclusion.

Once, and only once, did he try to speak to one of his other selves. That one time had been enough to persuade him that it wasn’t the best idea he’d ever had.

It was during his third journey when the giddy idea struck his inexperienced mind.

‘Wouldn’t it be grand to say hello to myself!’ The monkey of his mind had chattered into his relaxed inner ear.

And, before he could stop himself, he’d trotted up to his mirror image just as he was trying on jeans in a swanky clothes shop’s claustrophobic changing room.

His twin hadn’t taken too kindly to being caught with his pants, literally, down by a man too similar to himself and so had screamed like a girl in a seventy’s horror, before bashing his own stunned nose in.

It was then that he realised that life can get quite complicated in one’s own company and had never attempted the paradoxical experiment again.

About Chris42

I am a liar! A maker-uper of stories! If this was the 16 (c) I'd be burned as a witch. Fank goodness it is not, eh?! I have four children: two wonderful girls, a fantastic lad and Leeds United. I have no strict genre. I write children's poetry and stories, to edgy, stronger themes. Up until now I have stored them for my own and my family's viewing. Last year i thought bugger it and starred in several short films. One, Playground, which is on the BBC Film Network, used the monologue that I wrote for the audition. You should've seen the face of the receptionist, of the Manchester hotel, where the audition was being held, as I turned up dressed as the psychopath, Gordon. It got the desired effect! I then moved up to Cumbria and wrote and appeared in several live performances on stage. 2012. A local artist, Kayleigh Richardson, commissioned me to write a poem for her to paint a representation. I sent her, The Rise of the Robot Monkey Army. Kayleigh painted a fantastic piece that blew my mind! From that we are collaborating on the Jacob Bear series of stories. Oh and Two's Company is to published, along with seventeen other Sci Fi short stories as part of a collection. Not a bad start to the, so called, last year of the Earth. Now is the time to show the rest of you. I take my themes wherever i see them, whether in reality or dream-world. I hope you enjoy. If not tell me why. If so tell me why. Many thanks and be safe. So far I have published: Jacob Bear's first Christmas,https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007GK872A (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007GK872A (USA) Jacob Bear Goes to School https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007JD3OKY (UK) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007JD3OKY (USA Jacob's First Words https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007VZWPSC (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007VZWPSC (USA) Space Here https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H96M90 (UK) &http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007H96M90#reader_B007H96M90 The Rise of the Sponge Cake Moon https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007WWZ16M (UK) & http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007WWZ16M (USA) © Madstoffa, 2012. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.


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