“The Sames – III” / A Memorable Fancy #323

Somewhere in the world there is someone just like you. No, this is not evil magic, merely the statistical result of crowding seven billion people onto the same planet at the same time. Most people never meet their doubles, and for this we can all be thankful. But sometimes it happens.

Two men, identically attired, encounter each other in a public place, say beside a fountain. Each is surprised, annoyed, upset. They disagree over who is real and who is not or, if both are real, which one is the original and which one is the fake. Bystanders look at them curiously, think they must be twins. “How cute, at their age.” “They should have grown out of it by now!” are some of the comments. One of the Sames is you. Which one? How can you tell?

<END> … See www.terencekuch.net for a profile of the author, publications, reviews, etc. His speculative fiction novels * may be purchased in paperback or Kindle formats via his Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch

Review copies are available from the author at terencekuch /a/t/ ymail.com for:

    *The Seventh Effect: a thriller from Melange Publications about a new kind of bioterrorist plot against the USA.

    *See/Saw: a literary adventure from Ink Smith Publications about implanting memories – then the North Koreans figure out how to do it.

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