The Man of Fate and Chaos

Dan: “There’s a man… in back of this place. He’s the one who’s doing it. I can see him through the wall. I can see his face. I hope that I never see that face, ever, outside of a dream.”

-David Lynch, Mulholland Drive

There’s a man who can change the fate of anyone in the universe by simply snapping his fingers, or even placing his sandwich down in a weird way, but of course, he doesn’t know it. Recently, his normal antics have been causing Jen, a woman who just moved into the man’s apartment building, some trouble. With every click of his keyboard, or every sip of his beer, he makes her trip on air, or drop something fragile and precious. Jen can’t figure out why her life has been an absolute mess since she moved, but when she meets the strange man in the elevator, she can’t help but feel it’s his fault. She starts to dedicate all her time to figuring out the man’s connection to her strange string of unfortunate circumstances. She’s starting to lose her mind because she’s noticing impossible things. When he hits the elevator buttons, she gets a cramp. When he waves to someone, a bird poops on her shoulder. She can’t tell anyone about her theory, but it’s keeping her up at night. After finally losing her job to outbursts and falling asleep at her desk, she has all the time in the world to prove that the man is connected to her somehow….

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