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Van Stockum Syndrome #1

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Steve stared in shock out of the Coffee shop window. Across the street he was buying a bunch of flowers. A hand reached out, and gently took hold of his latte before he dropped it.

"Morning Steve." Said the woman now sitting across from him. "I must imagine you're feeling a little queasy right now. Take a deep breath, and then don't look down the alley."

He automatically looked down the alley, to see himself dropping a bag into a bin.

"You're suffering from Van Stockum syndrome. You're traversing a closed timelike curve. That's you out there. At various moments."

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    Drew Martyn almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful. Here's hoping this is the start of a series...(?)

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    Jeff Taylor almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Drew... Maybe... 😉

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    Frenchie almost 4 years ago

    Wow, I had to research Van Stockum. Appalling ignorance, never heard of him until this drabble (but then again, I am not very good at maths or physics!) Interesting, I hope there will be more, with a theme like this, the possibilities are endless.

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    Jeff Taylor almost 4 years ago

    Thanks Frenchie 😊 Yes, it could go round and round for a good while 😉

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    Frenchie almost 4 years ago

    :-)

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