The Quantum Man

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Jonathan Felix sat back in the chair after affixing the final electrodes to his skull. He is currently reclined in one of the most expensive private scientific investments in the world, and today was the fruition of his, and many others, efforts. The aim of the project was to open a human beings mind and allow them to perceive one of the spatial dimensions above the mediocre three.

The actual result was still a point of contestation, but it was suspected that the individual would be able to study all possible universes that could be created from his actions, and then choose the one that he wished to follow. A man whose every action would be perfect as he had already witnessed the results.

Felix had jumped at the opportunity, because he was young and headstrong. In his early twenties and brilliant in the field of quantum mechanics, he was relishing the opportunity to apply the usually theoretical aspects of his craft to a physical medium. He gave the final thumbs up to the techs behind the safety glass, and they activated the first stages of the machine. A microphone in the room relayed his words as the process started.

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” Imitation was the greatest form of flattery, he thought with a grin.

The chair reclined back until it became a flat table, and a large rotating dome lowered down to encompass his entire body. Within the dome, there was a complex crystalline structure lining the inside. He focused on the facets of the crystals, and noticed that they had started to morph, shifting in ways his mind just could not understand. He started to feel light-headed and dizzy.

His sight was suddenly filled with explosions of light, and his body started to spasm. Reading his health signs in the control room, the engineers instantly halted the operation. A medic ran in checked the vitals of Felix, and was pleased to find a weak, yet consistent heartbeat.

Felix opened his eyes a couple of minutes later. He looked up at the doctor and suddenly jerked up as he realized where he was.

“What happened? I don’t feel any different…..”

The doctor smiled and patted him on the shoulder

“Any landing you can walk away from, right?”

The doctor turned to walk away, caught his ankle on a trailing cable, tripped forwards, and cracked his forehead against the corner of the table. His head twisted to a sickening angle…….

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The doctor turned to walk away, caught his ankle on a trailing cable, tripped forwards, and then was grabbed from behind as Felix threw himself from the chair, stopping him inches from the table corner.

Felix collapsed and threw up. His hands shaking, he realized that he had just perceived two universes and had actively chosen the one he wanted. He smiled at the doctor.

“I did it! I can see them …I can see them all……”

Felix’s smile faded.

He now saw two new universes, both the same as far as he was aware. Suddenly, a third, a fourth, a fifth blossomed in his mind. He could suddenly see all of the possibilities that he was capable of, some he didn’t wish to see. His mind began to fracture.

Felix grabbed the medic and in an act of unnatural rage plunged his thumbs into the poor attendant’s eyes…..

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Felix looked despairingly into the eyes of the medic and started to scream, refusing to stop even when bubbles of blood foamed around the corners of his mouth…..

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Felix grabbed the table leg and forcefully headbutted the corner, only achieving his goal of shattering his skull on the fourth strike……..

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Felix sat on the floor experiencing all the potential evil that he was physically capable of. His body shook as he was racked sobs of horror. He grabbed the collar of the medic and drew them face to face.

“TOO FAR……TOO FAR……” he screamed

His eyes blurred for a second, then started to turn yellow and shriveled. At the same moment his hair changed to the purest white. Felix in his final moments became aware of a magnitude of universes bearing down on him, and he would have to live through every single one. His grip slipped and his mind was lost to the abyss.

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Original Author: The Silicon Lemming

17 Comments on 'The Quantum Man'

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  • Commented on June 27, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Amazing and unique. A freaky and ingenious concept, in my opinion.

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    (Smashes head against keyboard until skull fractures)

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    (Tracks down author and murders him)

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  • Commented on April 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Wonderfully crafted and written creepypasta. I am in love with the theories behind the human mind.

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  • Commented on October 3, 2015 at 1:44 am

    The reset part is brilliant, well done.

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  • Commented on October 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Really interesting concept!

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  • Pastaghost12
    Commented on November 8, 2015 at 5:22 am

    Here’s a pretty good reading of the story, the video has a cool effect to it that adds to the twisted concept. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUdoOBYliAA

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  • Commented on May 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I like it.

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  • Commented on October 29, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Good concept, tasty idea.

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  • Commented on December 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    damn. interesting, creepy. one of my new favs.

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  • Commented on February 13, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    good pasta really well done

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  • Commented on February 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Trippy, I like it 🙂

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  • Commented on March 24, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    This is totally unique…i love it 🙂 here have 5/5

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  • Miss K
    Commented on March 14, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Delicious mind-fuckery pasta. And…Reset.

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  • Commented on May 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I have a new fear of creating new dimensions. Wonderful pasta by the way

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  • Commented on November 4, 2016 at 4:22 am

    Beautifully written. One very minor slip up early on, tense mix up, but otherwise wonderful Idea executed fantastically.

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  • Sado
    Commented on July 2, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Too Far to fathone

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  • Commented on May 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Really sounds like Improbable a book by Adam Fawer. Really enjoyed the book so i also liked this pasta 😀 The book is better tho 🙂

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  • Commented on May 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    Uh… sounds like iv’e eaten a poisonous pasta. whatever

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