"Reversal of Misfortune."
By J. W. Armstrong (?-?).
First appearance: Nature/Futures, 4 December 2014.
Illustration by JACEY.
Short short short story (1 page).
Online at Nature.com (HERE; PDF).
"As I waited, an hour before my execution, my unfocused mind ranged freely . . ."
Maybe, sometimes, it is better not to know . . .
- The ISFDb informs us that so far our author, J. W. Armstrong, has three SFFnal stories to his credit.
- Previous encounters with the multiverse (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) are Ray Woods's story "Schrödinger’s Gun" (HERE) and Sam Merwin's "Third Alternative"
(HERE); you'll find plenty of links in those places if you want to explore it further.