The Path Forward

The story behind the disappearance of a young man. The focus is not on the event — what happened is still unknown — but on the people left at home, flailing around to do something useful. Ben Libman is one of them, trying to trace his friend through spreadsheets tracking his movements. A personal and moving account.

There you all are, gliding along the same timeline, the destination obscure but the way predictable. And then, without anyone taking notice, someone falls off. At that very moment, he slips onto another track, and time forks. Only you don’t know it yet.

Author: Ben Libman
Source: Maisonneuve
Published: Jun 24, 2022
Length: 20 minutes (5,177 words)