BlogFestivus – Day Six: Parallel Harking

blogfestivus-20122Parallel Harking
by Tom B. Taker

We’ve all heard the stories about Cupid and know him as one of the greatest scientists of our time in spite of his handicap of being a reindeer. His commitment to logic, science, philosophy and reason has never been equalled. But not commonly as known is what transpired in the last days leading up to his famous disappearance and a surprising connection to Christmas.

parallelNot content to rest on his laurels after many of the greatest discoveries the world has ever seen, Cupid locked himself away in his laboratory and spent the final years of his life in seclusion. It is generally assumed he went mad and his disappearance, to this day, has never been explained.

What can now be revealed for the first time, with permission of his estate, is that Cupid was actually working feverishly on what he felt would be his ultimate achievement: An inter-dimensional device that facilitated transportation between long theorized (but unproven) infinite parallel universes. The bewildering and inoperative contraption he left behind has confounded out best experts for years. Yet his notes reveal that he believed such travel was possible and hint at an explanation of the functionality of the device.

parallel-universePublished here for the first time is the cryptic note found in Cupid’s lab:

“Eureka! I have returned to gather my belongings and sabotage the unit. An all female-team of sexy flying reindeer? And Santa Claus is real? The extraordinary is indeed possible. Goodbye!”

This post is part of Blogdramedy’s 2012 BlogFestivus challenge where festivants are cajoled and harassed into writing nine stories in nine days about nine reindeers. Each story has to be exactly 243 words in length. Happy Festivus to all!

20 responses

  1. Love this series,…

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    1. Thanks, mate! My mandate was to make the Blogfather laugh, otherwise I’d have been pulling at your heartstrings. I’ve always wanted to see you cry.

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  2. Reminds me of Bilbo Baggins at his 111th birthday party. Very LOTR.

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    1. Bilbo? Never heard of it, whatever a Bilbo is. This, of course, was a totally unique idea of my very own!

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  3. You’d have thunk Cupid was such a scholar! Glad I’m getting the posts now. 🙂

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    1. In our reality, of course, he’s a little dim but he can fly. In that parallel universe he’s a veritable Einstein. I guess that’s the luck of dice.

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  4. I had no idea Cupid was a scientific genius, or that he was dead. DEAD?! Cupid es morte?! The world has shifted off-kilter – I need to lay down.

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    1. If there’s an infinite number of universes then I theorize Cupid has got to be a scientific genius in at least one of them. It could happen. He might be dead in some of them but not the two featured here. See, he left his universe behind for the sexy flying reindeer in ours, pervert that he is.

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      1. Oooh! That makes moere sense then.

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  6. Nice little twist ending!

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    1. Thanks! I guess he felt that his experiment was a success. No sense messing with the results he got! 🙂

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  8. SCIENCE ALWAYS WINS!! REMEMBER THAT YOU INSECTS!! Oh, wait… sorry, Nice story, Tom.

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    1. You’re way ahead of me. In that universe I actually wasn’t an insect. It was a nice change of pace.

      Thanks!

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  9. Sexy reindeer can derail even the most brilliant mind.

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    1. Yeah! Just like sitcoms on TV every story has to have a moral. It’s required by the laws of physics.

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