The media didn’t know what to make of it. Reports had been flying in, from all over the city, about people who suddenly saw doppelgängers of themselves everywhere. At first, the News at Six had speculated that it was a new mental illness, which had been unknown before. This was the common stance until two days later their lead presenter had broken down live on air while swearing she could see a thousand of herself right in front of her.
David had been watching the news reports with interest.
Remember when I wrote those plots that were all up for grabs? Someone awesome grabsupped one of them!
Existential Elevator is a good friend of mine who writes dolorous and glorious things over at the Mercer Box. That is, by the way, an excellent title for a blog even if one does not get the reference. And you should click that link and read the story in its entirety!
It is the plot that goes like this:
Futuristic Megacity. Boy meets girl. Boy splits into million versions of self, only one which dares fall in love with girl. Girl falls in love with boy. Suicide wave strikes city. Media panic. Boy questions own courage. Girl afraid of outside. City crumbles. Boy meets afraid version of himself. Girl confronts re: this; gets wrong version of boy. “You dared go outside.” Girl breaks down. Wrong version of boy convinces girl of double suicide. Right version of boy is too late. Stays there waiting for either of them to wake up again, because boy doesn’t want to Romeo. Fade out.
So, read it. Go.