“At this point, I’m willing to believe anything,” I sighed dejectedly. “I was nearing the end of my second go-round at that point,” the boy said. “At the time, I was thinking that two lifetimes were plenty, but then I met you, heard your story, and decided that I needed to meet with you again.” … Continue reading Evolution of Genius, Part Five
Bethany… “I’m sorry to have brought up such a painful subject,” said the boy, “but I just couldn’t think of another way to convince you…” I spun around, my shock at hearing that name quickly being replaced by anger. “Who told you about Bethany?” I hissed. “Well…” the boy replied apologetically, “you did.” “What are … Continue reading Evolution of Genius, Part Four
“All right,” I said, reaching for my pen, “let me have it.” The boy was silent for silent for a short time, staring at his steepled fingers, seeming to collect his thoughts. “Let me ask you a question,” the boy began slowly. “How do you think a person becomes a genius?” “Becomes a genius? Is … Continue reading Evolution of Genius, Part Three
“Look,” he continued, taking a seat next to me. “I know I have the reputation of being a bit…unpleasant, particularly to reporters.” “‘A bit unpleasant?’” I retorted. “You’re too modest. You thoroughly underestimate your ability to be an obnoxious jerk.” The boy was silent for a moment, mulling over my words. “I suppose I deserved that,” he finally said, “but there is a reason for the way I behave.” “You’re socially maladjusted?” I suggested.
As we chatted over caffeinated beverages at a downtown coffee shop, it was clear to me that he did possess an uncanny amount of knowledge on a wide variety of topics, and he wasn’t hesitant to express his opinion on any subject. It was also clear to me that if I did not wrap up this interview soon, I would strangle the little snot.
“I did not expect that to happen,” he said, calmly putting out the fire that was consuming his tie. “What did you do?!” The man with the truck was furious.He stalked over to inspect what was left of his engine. “You idiot!” He bellowed. “I thought you said you were an expert!"