Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thursday Taster 132: Parallel Slip

Hello and welcome to a new Thursday Taster, the day when awesome writers all over the blogosphere come together to give you tasty bits of their last fiction. You can find the list here.
We start right where we left off last week

"I don't think biology is easier than physics," I interrupted Amy. "I mean look at all that new vocabulary that you need to use all the time and to learn and I'm not even telling you about the organic chemistry formulas, those are atrocious."
Amy first looked at me blankly until I said atrocious and then she laughed but it was a sad laugh.
"Maybe," she said.
I didn't want to hear her complain about Alex and how unfair in was for her. I had no sibling except for Jonas, I had been alone with my mother most of my life and I always imagined that it would be great to have someone to play with someone who had to love you but I didn't imagine what it could be like.
"The thing is, it doesn't matter if it's hard or not, the only thing that matter is that Alex is doing physics because he is the smart one and I'm doing biology because that's the thing I should be doing. They'll never validate me unless I become president or something." Amy said.
"Then why did you chose biology, why not take physics like Alex and finish the competition with him?"
"Because I want to..."
"Yes," I said.
"No, that's silly ok let'S forget about it," Amy said.
"So that's what you told your parents? That you were going to do biology for a silly reason?"
"I told them I wanted to study marine biology and oceanography and they answered that at least I could find a job at a restaurant cooking fish or on a fisherman boat."
"Really?" I said.
"They have no idea what marine biology is and they have no idea what research actually is at all so imagine if I had told them that I wanted to look for aliens."
"Aliens, you mean like astrobiology and atmospheric research on exoplanets?" I asked.

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