The Starvation Of Anthony Dargay

An essay by Anthony Dargay PhD, as provided by Ben Revermann
Art by Justine McGreevy

Oct. 28, 2015, Day 8, Anthony Dargay PhD.



I pray that you see this journal and grab it before walking through. I will leave it right at the foot of the portal so it’s the first thing you see. Khandi, if you’re reading this and I haven’t told you about it then I’m dead. I’ve accepted my fate and know that’s what happened. I’m sorry this didn’t work out but I think once the University finds out what I’ve done, you’ll get the full grant and for a 23 year old, that’s not bad. (Plus maybe they won’t close down our lab.)

You’ll notice above that this is Day 8 for me. To you, if you were on time to work today it will be about 8:00 am on Oct. 20th, 2015. I did the math, and for every minute that passes on your side, 4,320 minutes pass on Candyland side. I also did a number of observations and filled this journal for all seven days prior, but it rained last night and the top pages of the book were ruined and turned to sugar.

The Starvation Of Anthony Dargay



To read the rest of this story, check out the Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2013 collection.

Anthony Dargay PHD. Studied and taught at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. His findings helped to further encourage M Theory as well as String Theory. Professor Dargay claimed to have the secret to Inter-dimensional Travel. He has been published in numerous scientific journals. He went missing on October 20th of 2015 along with his assistant Khandi Albright. Attempts by family members to collect his personal belongings from the University of Minnesota have been denied by the US Army with no reason given. A very questionable action.

Ben Revermann lives in southern Minnesota with his wife and children. He is currently working on his Associates degree and will be moving towards his Bachelors degree in English Literature. He has been published a number of times and hopes to one day make his living using the written word.

Justine McGreevy is a slowly recovering perfectionist, writer, and artist. She creates realities to make our own seem slightly less terrifying. Her work can be viewed at and you can follow her on Twitter @Fickle_Muse.

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2 Responses to The Starvation Of Anthony Dargay

  1. Barb W. says:

    I’ve read and enjoy Mr. Ben Revermann publications. The way he pictures the scenes in ones mind is unique. At times I will recall one of his stories a week later & still enjoy trying to digest all the enchanting flavors of intrigue that he supplies to his readers.

  2. Becky Davis says:

    Ben, this is a great story. I am reading Stephen King’s 11/22/63 right now, and I think you handle the inter-dimensional travel just as well for short fiction! This makes me proud. Great job.

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