Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

Mrs Jones is droning on about wave-particle duality.  Robbie scribbles in his chemistry notebook, but all Jessie can concentrate on is Grace sitting at the desk in front of her. Grace, who kissed her on the way home from swim practice with lips warm and slick with cherry lip balm. Robbie’s lips are firm and dry and steal her breath.

Mrs Jones starts describing Schrodinger’s thought experiment; the cat is both alive and dead until the box is opened. Grace turns and smiles. Robbie’s thigh is warm against hers and she wonders, what if I don’t lift the lid?


This story won second prize in the July monthly micro fiction competition.

About the author:

Anne Soilleux lives in Berkshire and writes micro fiction because she has a short attention span