Science lesson

On a rain soaked street, far from lampposts and shoulders, a car sat parked, the driver’s tires straddling the side of the road. Rounding a blind curve, Stella never saw the other car blocking her lane.

In that moment the universe split, radiating out like a spiderweb. Each new world held a version of the encounter. In one, a collision was averted. In another, a wreck damaged both cars but the occupants survived. In yet a third the driver in the parked car died, in the fourth Stella did.

Maintaining simultaneous awareness in each world, Stella finally understood quantum theory.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt created by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Split.’

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully rendered. Your writing just keeps getting better and better.


  2. Fran Hart says:

    Wow! That was pure, Tara. Very thought-provoking.


  3. barbara says:

    YES!!!! well done.


  4. That was pretty crazy … what a cool spin on ‘split’.


  5. Jennifer says:

    I have no idea what quantum theory is, but I like this a lot :)


  6. Mama Zen says:

    Oh, this is cool!


  7. Lou Lohman says:

    And not only that, she’s SMART, too. Not many people would see this – write this – out of what they know of quantum theory. I always knew you were smart – but you have well and truly surprised me. And I love it.


  8. Rhoni Renee says:

    Fascinating. I like this a lot.


  9. Wonderful. A truly inspired piece of writing. x


  10. knot2share says:

    Interesting! i


  11. Wow…I LOVE this one!


  12. patois says:

    Tara, this is one of my all-time favorites of yours. Truly.


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