• The Starvation Of Anthony Dargay

    by  • December 2, 2013 • Fiction • 2 Comments

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


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

    IMPORTANT, DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE PORTAL.

    READ THIS BEFORE YOU WALK THROUGH THE PORTAL:

    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

    IMPORTANT, DO NOT WALK THROUGH THE PORTAL.

     


    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 http://www.behance.net/Fickle_Muse and you can follow her on Twitter @Fickle_Muse.

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    2 Responses to The Starvation Of Anthony Dargay

    1. Barb W.
      December 6, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      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. December 7, 2013 at 6:41 am

      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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