Developing Days Untold – A story preview

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“Whatever story you’re telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, ‘and then everything burst into flames.’” 
Brian P. Cleary, You Oughta Know By Now

Vincent Minkowski is a young physicist who works for a local research facility. He is very open minded and a reliable person, but he tends to slack off if a task seems to be not really important to him. His girlfriend Aada works as a chemist for the local university and is a really straight forward person who appreciates to solve problems head on. They both live together in Vincent’s flat, although Aada still has her own apartment in the city.
One day Vincent wakes up after a long night of extended research and remembers that he has plans to meet with Aada for breakfast. He thinks about cancelling it and going back to sleep but ultimately decides against it and gets up. He heads to town, meets with her and has a great time. He decides to skip work today and strolls around town for a while longer with her. As they cross a street, Aada gets hit by a car, whose driver flees the scene immediately. Vincent runs to her and as she dies in his arms he starts to scream until his vision fades to black.
As he opens his eyes again, he lies in his bed and the alarm clock is ringing. It is the day he wants to go for breakfast with his girlfriend Aada. He is very tired from a long work night and has fading memories from a bad dream he had the night before. He cancels his plans and goes back to sleep. A few hours later, on his way to work, he gets a call from Aada. As he picks up his mobile phone, at first he only hears silence at the other end. Then people start to scream and the connection to Aada’s phone is lost. As he gets to work, he sees the local news on TV. A young woman was killed in a car accident in the middle of the town. He realizes it is Aada and remembers part of his “dream”. His vision gets blurry as his mind fades into unconsciousness.
As he opens his eyes again, he lies in his bed. His head hurts. The alarm clock is ringing.


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