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The Ganesan Interferometer

by Venky

SPF 10-2-18 Anurag 3

(Photo Credit: Anurag Bakhshi)

The aircraft banked steeply to the left revealing a stunning vista of the tranquil and deep blue sea. On its shores were clustered in a haphazard order, picturesque houses, each one a near perfect replica of its neighbor. From this altitude the collection looked to Ganesan like a carton of pretty matchboxes. As the scenic beauty held him in its thrall, Ganesan was forced to refreshingly reflect on something other than the murky swirl of thoughts that had plagued him since the time he had boarded.

“We need you to board the next available flight and get over to the Research Institute at any cost.” The Director of the International Institute for Quantum Mechanics could hardly conceal the excitement in his voice. “Your findings could have an earth shattering effect.”

Although initially taken in by the euphoria and enthusiasm of the Director, Ganesan was consumed by a very palpable fear of failure. He definitely did not want to be known as a Schrödinger on steroids. But his experiments never lied. The ‘interferometer’ obeyed only logic.

In the next 30 minutes the world would be shocked beyond wits to find out that the Theory of Relativity was now history!

(Word Count: 198)

Written as part of Sunday Photo Fiction. Write a story of around 200 words based on the photo prompt given (above). Hosted by Susan Spaulding. For more details, visit HERE.

To read more of the stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE

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7 comments

Violet Lentz December 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm

Thankful for fiction!!! Good write.

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venkyninja1976 December 16, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Thanks much!

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Abhijit Ray December 17, 2018 - 5:36 am

Ganesan is a genius. We are waiting for the announcement. Wish him a safe landing.

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John Yeo December 17, 2018 - 10:20 am

An incredibly imaginative approach to the prompt. Thanks for the pleasure. 😊

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venkyninja1976 December 17, 2018 - 12:40 pm

Thank you so very much for the kind and wonderful words!

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Gretchen December 24, 2018 - 3:13 pm

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venkyninja1976 December 27, 2018 - 2:01 am

At the outset thank you so much for your kind words. To aid and assist you in your endeavours with your blog, I have the following three suggestions:

1. Think of a few concrete topics upon which you wish to write;
2. Keep writing every day, if not on your blog, at least in a notepad or an electronic document. Practice makes perfect!
3. Do not think how people might judge your writing. You are writing for your soul, for your happiness and for your peace!

All the very best!

Cheers
Venky

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