Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Doorway

Cover image for

Download


Author: Evelyn E. Smith
Published: 1955
Language: English
Wordcount: 2,735 / 15 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,609
Added to site: 2009.06.17
mnybks.net#: 24450
Origin: gutenberg.org

A man may wish he'd married his first love and not really mean it. But an insincere wish may turn ugly in dimensions unknown.

Show Excerpt

most decisions are hardly as momentous as the individual imagines," Professor Falabella continued, "and since the imagination of the average individual is very limited, many of these different planes--or, as they are colloquially known, space-time continuums--may exist in close, even tangential relationship."

Gloria rose unobtrusively and took the teapot to the kitchen for a refill. Her husband stood by the sink moodily drinking whiskey out of the bottle so as to avoid having to wash a glass afterward.

"Bill, you're not being polite to our guests. Why don't you go out and listen to Professor Falabella?"

"I can hear him perfectly well from here," Bill muttered--and indeed the professor's mellifluous tones pervaded every nook and cranny of the thin-walled house. "Long-winded cultist! What is he a professor of, I'd like to know."

"Professor Falabella is not a cultist!" affirmed Gloria angrily. "He's a great philosopher."

Bill Hughes said something unprintable. "If I'd married Lucy Allison," he continued unkindly, "she'd never have filled the house with long-haired cultists on my so-called day of rest."

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2014.05.13
Paulo Respighi
***..

Infuriated by the claptrap being spouted by the latest of his wife's mystical frauds, a husband calls the professor's bluff and tries to walk into another dimension.

Nothing too impressive, though the story does have a happy ending.

2011.09.02
sparklefairy
***..

Cute and quick little short about parallel planes.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Willow Rose
From paranormal thrillers to horror and mysteries, author Willow Rose has written them all, earning her the moniker “The Queen of Scream&rdqu
Read full interview...