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Infinite Possibilities III – Michael Gardner

November 2022

A mystery USB leads Adrian to a cabin where he finds a book written by himself. The book contains schematics for a machine. Adrian, being good with his hands, starts to build.

Adrian receives a second USB. It contains video proof that his wife, Candice, is having an affair. Distraught, Adrian returns to the cabin. The television inside turns on, reveals Other Adrian. Other Adrian explains he is from a parallel world. His life’s work is locating other versions of himself, bringing them across to his world where they share knowledge and unlock the mysteries of the universe. Other Adrian needs Adrian to build the machine to bring him across.

Later, Adrian receives an email from Other Adrian’s agent asking to meet.

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Alexandra is a visual artist turned author. She has a degree in Fine Art: Sculpture. She has been a freelance artist, community artist, graphics tutor and bookseller. She currently works as a Learning Support practitioner in a F.E/H.E college. She hails from the sunny island of Britain!

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