Hip-hip-hooray! Back to writing today! [It even rhymes! :)] Here is a snippet from today's chapter.
“Well Lucas, I am no vet. But I am a scientist first and foremost. Have you ever heard of something called Chaos Theory?”
“No.” Lucas hoped that the conversation wasn’t descending into one of Mr Levy’s lectures about scientific principles.
“Well Chaos Theory is a particular field of study in mathematics which has implications in the scientific world. Perhaps you have heard of The Butterfly Effect?”
Lucas shook his head.
The teacher looked crestfallen. “It’s of no matter. But the Chaos Theory teaches us to always expect the unexpected and that one small, insignificant change can, over time and space lead to a monumental shift in circumstances somewhere else.”
“I’m sorry Mr Levy but I don’t think I’m following you,” Lucas sighed.
“Your racing pigeon…”
Lucas interrupted to stave off further confusion. “It’s not a racing pigeon. It’s a normal one I found in the street. It had been injured by a car I think.”
The teacher clapped his hands delightedly. “How wonderful! How perfectly wonderful Lucas for this serves to explain the theory even better!”
Lucas didn’t see how that was possible but he kept his mouth shut.
“Let’s assume that the bird would have died were it not for your intervention. That after all would have been the most likely outcome. But now you have intervened. The bird may die or it may not but ripples have been formed by your actions – ripples that might have far reaching consequences!”
Lucas still didn’t know how this helped him in any way. “But what do I do?”
That’s the whole point. You do nothing now other than carry on looking after the bird – whatever happens next is down to Chaos Theory – or fate if you would like to call it that!”Lucas backed out of the room leaving the chortling teacher behind. No-one could help him and no-one but him could help the bird. He really was alone against the world.
It's incredible the things I have to research in order to write...one day if I'm lucky I might just get clever!
Until then - Happy Reading!