This week's writing challenge from
Five Sentence Fiction
( Lillie McFerrin Writes ) is based upon the prompt:
What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week Lillie posts one word for inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.
I have to have a little fun sometimes....
This is a follow-up on a FSF challenge written long ago and far away (which may be found HERE).
Strange Loop II
Wendell pressed the button to execute the code to correct his own errant programming sending coordinated pulses of electromagnetic energy flowing through the matrix of coils and condensers that controlled his vessel. As it took effect, he could feel an unsettling temporal shift as his tumble through time slowed, finally coming to a stop. Once at rest, he looked at his monitor and saw nothing. He checked his instruments, and when he again saw nothing—and I mean absolutely nothing—he scrolled through the supposedly corrected code on his computer and found he had inadvertently entered three "shift and rotate" instructions instead of two, effectively obliterating the universe. Unimaginably irritated with his childish error, he pulled at his hair and said between clenched teeth, "I must be more careful next time," before realizing the sentence he spoke no longer had the slightest meaning.
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