The second and last story for the month of April is all about simulation theory, or ancestor simulations. What’s an ancestor simulation? Well, read the story to find out (and google it for a more in-depth overview of the theory, it is quite fascinating).
Andrew has a problem. His practice as a dentist is just so boring that he keeps daydreaming at the office. Maybe that’s why his office is always so empty? But, his tree, the lake, and the chair that never sinks below the water, all seem far more exciting than drilling the teeth of his smart-ass friend.
He can’t shake the feeling that the woman in his dream is trying to tell him something.
A Note From The Author
I was thinking of ancestor simulations a lot when I wrote this story. It was a second attempt at telling a story about or within the confines of an ancestor simulation, actually. I felt that the first one was too straightforward.
Maybe I’ll release that one as well?
About the Author
Eric Malikyte was raised on a healthy diet of science fiction, fantasy, and a fear of the unknown. Thanks to shows like Sightings and The Art Bell Show, Eric developed a mixed interest in the sciences and the paranormal. He lives in Northern Virginia, where he spends time working odd hours and talking to his cat while he writes his novels.