Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Insanity of Zero Part Four

Today please follow me to Cindy Borgne's Dreamer's Perch for Day Four of the SLIPSTREAM blog tour.

And for your entertainment, here is the fourth installment of my short story, The Insanity of Zero (TIOZ).

Previous installments if you want to go back and have a read:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
SPOILER ALERT -- THIS PART OF MY SHORT STORY REVEALS SOMETHING INTEGRAL TO MY NOVEL, SLIPSTREAM. (I personally don't mind spoilers, but it drives some people nuts).

“Humans in a mirror universe to ours cracked the secret of the atom.  It just so happened, that their experiment took place in a location which destabilized the White Tower through a thin membrane that separates our two worlds.”
“Pure dumb luck then?”
“Yes.  Sometimes, chaos just happens.”
“I see,” Eve said.  “I didn’t know there were other universes.”
“I know of at least two,” I told her.  “Perhaps there are more, but they’re not of my concern.  The other universe is home to a planet like this one, only it hasn’t suffered global devastation and their civilization is far less progressed.  The inhabitants call it Earth; somewhere on their planet is a tower not unlike the one that destroyed your world.  Both of these monolithic edifices were created by my Master at the time the universe was forged billions of years ago.”
“What is the purpose of the towers?”
“They are vaults for miraculous containers that execute a program that define the laws of physics for both places.  Things such as the absolute top speed in the cosmos, why matter has mass, or the inherent nature of the duality of light are expressed mathematically within these containers.  Without the boxes, the universes would not exist.  My powers as well are defined by these programs, placed by the Creator.  I’m the first failsafe.”
“The first?  Is there a second?”
“Yes.”
“What is the second failsafe?”
“The second failsafe is a ‘who’ and not a ‘what’.  He’s a boy, as yet unborn.  He won’t be born unless I fail.  In this unlikely eventuality, he will open his eyes on Earth for it will be unsafe for him here.  But some way or another, he’ll find his way to the First City through the use of a power that I’m not allowed to understand.  I only know him by his title, the ‘Technician of the Creator’, and that he will be the last archangel.”


Read Part Five HERE.

21 comments:

  1. This just keeps getting better. (:

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  2. I would have liked to read, but since I'm planning to read Slipstream soon, I don't want to have it spoiled. :-D

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  3. Already visited Cindy this morning.

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  4. Okay. Now I can't read because I don't want a spoiler, so I'll just wave today. :)

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  5. I already read Slipstream but can I still complain about spoilers anyway?

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  6. Ugh, haven't finished the first yet. However, spoilers don't bother me.

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  7. Dammit. I have to skip this because I don't want to read the spoiler. Thanks for giving a proper warning, though!

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  8. I'm banking on my poor memory, so I doubt I'll remember these spoilers when I read the novel.

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  9. That's not just a spoiler for Slipstream, it's major foreshadowing for... something.

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  10. Ooh, nice info about the failsafe. A who, not a what. Great job working that in!

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  11. Heading over to Cindy's ... :)

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  12. I skipped the spoiler. I like surprises!

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  13. Okay...You sold me. =) Great job.

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  14. Maybe you can use (the) Slipstream to make it over to Hawaii one of these days :)

    I'll put some shrimp on the Barbie (but I'm not sure if that will affect the doll?)

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  15. I skipped over this because I'm only about 1/2 way through Slipstream, but i'll have to come back and read it when I'm done.

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  16. Will see you at Cindy's then, and will skip this until I read your novel. :)

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  17. The Spoiler Alert was so bright and shiny, I couldn't look away.

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  18. Ohhh no spoiler alert for me... already read this:)

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