Matchstick and Mischief

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Two adventurous friends offer to help a scientist whose revolutionary invention for all mousekind isn’t exactly authorized.

This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.


Music: “Ground Control” by Andrea Baroni

I adore writing stories about a pair of anthropomorphized animal best friends. One of my favorites was a tale of two caterpillars who crash an extravagant party. One of my new favorites is this new story about two mice who are used to having their quiet plans interrupted by misadventure, especially when they’re helping out a friend.

[Video Description: Trailer. Duration, 43 seconds. Music: “Ground Control” by Andrea Baroni. Digital drawing. At center, a mouse riding a motorcycle down a glowing pathway, facing forward, left paw on the pedal and right paw holding a lit matchstick. Objects float in the space around the mouse. At top left, a screw. Bottom left a sock. Top right corner, part of some device with buttons. Below that, a toothbrush. Middle right, a yo-yo. Title card with the words “Short Story” and “Genre: Science Fiction” are displayed in front of the image. At top is the title. The title card and title fade. Lines from the story appear at top: “‘What happened to gravity?’ Matchstick asked, as he pushed his legs against a stone. The stone moved away from him, and he, moved away from it, and toward the other two mice. Mischief reached into her satchel for her pencil and pad. ‘Fab, we fell into the isolated chronon field. Can you confirm?’ ‘I…’  Doctor Fabaceous clutched the control slab against his chest.  His eyes faced forward, but he didn’t seem to be looking at anything.” The title reappears at top as the last line fades. A watermark of the site URL appears at bottom left throughout.]


Genre: Science Fiction, Fable
Tags: BEANSTALKCALIBRATIONCHRONONFABACEOUSMATCHSTICKMISCHIEFMOMENTUMTEMPORALTEMPORAL DEBRIS FIELDTIME BRIDGE


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