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Henry Hallan
February 7th, 2010
03:08 pm


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Lucy's Omniscope: or Real Observers in Fictional Worlds

This is a drabble I wrote for a competition, but the announcement of the competition didn't give the closing date. Oh well, I'm happy with it anyway, so here it is.

Lucy was thinking about the her new Quantum Omniscope when Carla came in. "They're plotting downstairs: lotteries; horseracing; making money out of your new crystal ball. Where do you get your ideas?"

"This was your idea" Lucy answered. "Remember 'God the Storyteller'?"

"Last night..." Carla stopped. "You invented this to find God?"

"Theism is unprovable. So I looked for the story."


"He's a lazy storyteller. Remember Schrödinger's Cat? Almost everything is unobserved, undetermined, like the cat. I saved everything observed in this file."

Carla frowned. "Only 656 bytes? How big a story would that make?

"Oh, about 100 words."

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Date:March 7th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
Hi Henry,

Yeah, we didn't actually remember/think to put in a closing date, and then for various reasons it took us a little while to get round to announcing the winners.

Anyhow, Ian did announce the winners last week. I've done a follow up post about it on my blog, with your story posted in the runners up section. Hope that's okay.



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Date:March 14th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
That's fine, thanks. Mostly it was fun to try and squeeze an idea into 100 words.
And as I mentioned on Ian's LJ, I already have my copy of Game Night.
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