15 Days of Harveys Day 2 – Alex Minns’s “Sides of the Mirror”

The kind, wise, and wonderful folks at Sixth Element Publishing included four of my flash pieces in Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8 (the famous “No Dragons” issue).

I’m repaying that kindness by showcasing the opening from each author’s work for the next few weeks.

Read something interesting? Go get the Harvey. In fact, get all the Harveys. We (the authors) won’t mind.

And now…

Alex Minns’s Sides of the Mirror

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction as a rather clever guy once said. To put it another way, the universe likes symmetry. Although science will tell you that a system will always tend towards more entropy, more chaos, it’s hard to ignore the patterns around us. The golden ratio for instance, you’ll find it in plants long before some genius used it in architecture. So, to be fair, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that our world, our reality, has a twin – a mirror image so to speak, lying alongside ours. No-one has quite figured out what space it occupies, whether it has its own portion of space or whether we coexist over the top of each other. Neither do we know if one existed before the other. You can imagine the complex political jostling when it comes to dealing with both sides of the mirror. The actions of one can influence the reactions in the other. If you think Brexit was complicated here, you should see the chaos it caused there.

Read the rest at Harvey Duckman Presents Volume 8

Read Day 1’s Adrian Bagley’s “The Beast at Bay”.

Next up, a taste of Alexandrina Brant-Graham’s Cartography, Creatures, & Craquelin (A Melina Short).