This is a fun and lighthearted take on the theory of multiverses and the end of the universe, set at a wedding where a “virtuous but not sober uncle” has fallen asleep on the eponymous character’s shoulder as he contemplates whether to succumb to his fiancee’s marriage proposal ultimatum and imagines the multiverses of their happiness as he too drifts into sleep. It’s not exactly dense with ideas, but it’s playful and enjoys its characters and its language – good for a quick morning read.

I selected this from the latest issue of “Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet,” always good for a story or two.