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Monday, November 23, 2020

Reader's Diary #2148 - Daniel Hudon: Our Universe

Daniel Hudon's flash fiction "Our Universe" is only faintly disguised as science fiction. He waxes nostalgic for a time when "our" universe was small. But the clue is right there, it's "our", not "the" and I suspect it's as much about a time when he really wasn't much concerned for the world outside his neighbourhood, but awareness, as it often does, began to change everything. 

It's mildly humorous (the opening line riffs on Dana Carvey's "Grumpy Old Man" character from Saturday Night Live) but not without poignancy. Yes there's nostalgia but underneath there's an acknowledgement that change was inevitable. 

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