A philosophy professor gives a discourse on fate, whether it is immutable, or nonexistent. He then proceeds to assign a special assignment: A Decision of Fate. One of his students takes it perhaps a bit too far... Two years later, what will the results of his decision be? A short philosophical story by E. G. Castle.
Decision of Fate contains examples of:
- Drugs Are Bad: Not actually a major theme, but yeah, it's there. In specific, when the student is seen two year later, after taking a drug.
- No Name Given: The student. The professor too, for that matter.
- Never My Fault: The student. Considering he had two years to think over his decision to take the drug you wouldve thought he'd have realized he had messed his own self up. Nope.
- The Philosopher: The philosophy professor. Who is also kind of a jerk. He could show a bit more sympathy for his former student, now a wreck from drugs, but noooo....
- Sliding Scale of Free Will vs. Fate: Discussion thereof; mostly just a summation of three basic positions. Also plays the role of the main theme of the story.
- Title Drop: Several times, actually.
- Toxic Friend Influence: Not quite by a friend per se, but this and peer pressure is why the protagonist takes a drug and begins his downwards spiral.