Drabble: Infinite Futures

Genre: fantasy


The ability to see into the future. Blessing? Or curse?

As someone who had used this ability for a month, he favoured the latter interpretation.

The ability itself wasn’t that big of a deal. He didn’t need to pay some obscene price to look into the future, but that was because the future he saw wasn’t helpful at all. Rather than one definite future, or even just a handful of alternate branches, he saw an infinite combinations of potential futures. He didn’t need future sight to do that. He just needed to be super paranoid and creative.

How was that a curse? Tell people that his superpower was future sight, and he would only attract the wrong kind of crowd holding expectations that he couldn’t possibly meet. He didn’t need future sight to see how badly things would end for him if that happened.

A girl drove past him. Images unfolded in his mind of her on the roof, back against the sunset as a green lion lunged at her and sunk its claws into her body.

Nothing else. Just that. How unusual.

He chased after the car.

“Lady, wait!”



I just finished binge reading a comic featuring time travel and the ability to see into the future. The time travel didn’t make the cut (for now), but the future sight did.

Posted on January 9, 2017, in Potpourri, Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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