SciFi/Fantasy – July 5

“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”

Isaac Newton, who on this date in 1687 published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s achievement of a small goal distracts her/him from the fact that s/he missed the opportunity to achieve a much greater goal.

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