/bīfərˈkāSHən/ noun, plural noun: bifurcations
- the division of something into two branches or parts.
“the bifurcation of the profession into social do-gooders and self-serving iconoclasts”
- either of two branches into which something divides.
Alice stared blankly into space as the Judge sentenced her to 21 years in prison. She had accepted fate as it was.Her fate. Sealed a long time ago. It had all started from the house with the broken bottles and the rusted gate.
“Alice!” the voice of a beautiful little girl called as she ran with her floral dress billowing in the wind.
Her name was Gloria. Braided hair, glasses and front teeth missing, she gave a welcoming smile.
“Gloria!” She called back.
They hugged, the innocence sparked bright and for a second, one wouldn’t believe there was a thing that could separate such humanity.
“Happy Birthday, Alice,” Gloria said as she handed a box of chocolate to her friend.
“Thank You very much Gloria, want to share?”
Gloria nodded. “Catch me if you can!” Alice said and ran, Gloria waited, knowing she could catch her easily as laughter rang through the air.
Gloria couldn’t believe who she was seeing; it was not who it was but who she was with. It was a rare phenomenon to see Alice with a male, who wasn’t ‘nerdy’ arguing over Occam’s Razor or Malthusian Theory. Continue reading