Death and What Comes Next – Terry Pratchett Short Story

I stumbled across this short story a few months ago and thought it was worth sharing. It is yet another example of the brilliance of Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series of novels. Those that like “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and Douglas Adams in my opinion will enjoy the Discworld books.

In this particular short story, The Grim Reaper aka Death has come to claim a philosopher, who tries to reason with Death, managing to work quantum physics into the discussion.

I really enjoy Pratchett’s work and hope to someday be able to work humor into my writing as seamlessly as he.

Synergize your non-linear ideas

Does anyone have any idea what the title to the post means? Neither do I. I can explain its’ inspiration, though. Today I overheard two people talking in some kind of cryptic dialect. The one dude dropped the word “synergize” in one sentence and then followed it up with the word “non-linear” in the following sentence, all the while not really saying anything. Ten bucks says these guys weren’t entry level. Only management can pull off talking like that with a straight face.