A Request Not Followed – 100 Word Microfiction Short Story

A Request Not Followed

“For A to equal E you must first work out what B, C and D equal.”

“T-That doesn’t make sense, how can A and E equal the same thing? And why does it matter about the numbers in-between? Y-You’re only defining a letter to represent a number, not all letters.”

He rolls his head across his shoulders and tilts it to the others side. “Mathematics is a how and a why in one massive ball of quasi-truths. But if you want me to show you the equation, I will gladly provide you with every accountable manoeuvre made in my equations.”

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