Trigger Warning - “’And Weep, Like Alexander’” Summary & Analysis

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This very brief story opens with a man walking into a bar. This man, named Obediah Polkinghorn, explains that he is an uninventor. Essentially, he modifies the fabric of creation and plucks things from existence. Most recently, he erased the British band Queen from existence because it was stuck in someone’s head. Polkinghorn goes on to claim that he has uninvented all kinds of things, such as flying cars, teleporters, telepathic translators, and jetpacks. Someone asks if he could erase nuclear power. Obediah explains that he cannot do this because it was invented before he was born and doing this may ultimately prevent his birth. When Polkinghorn is almost finished with his whisky, everyone begins pulling out their smartphones and begin to not pay attention to anyone in the bar. The story ends with Obediah stating that he will have...

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