A.C. Worth’s story “The Tapestry” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 June 2018.
“The Tapestry” has its origins in the idea that someday we might live in a world containing organizations who maintain/control its timeline. The creation of St. Clare’s (patron saint of television) and St. Benedict’s (patron saint of history) monasteries, the Actuator’s guild and other medieval elements were inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, which contains images from the Norman conquest of England culminating with the Battle of Hastings. Combining those ideas with my ancient knowledge of programming led to the development of the Loop and its infinite string of instructions.
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