A very long, poignant stream of thoughts and regrets of an older mathematician. The piece can easily pass off as fiction, though we should note that this is NOT a work of mathematical fiction but written by a Senior Wrangler from Cambridge in early nineteenth century. It is "Potential Mathfiction".
Stories for 'Mathematicians  Emotions'
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A young girl for whom Arithmetic had been the bane of life found new inspiration to master her father’s accounting statements… 
A very young child’s first struggle at writing and learning about numbers, and his inspiration to do better…

A very moving tale of a nameless mathematician’s toils in lifelong pursuit of his craft, and the few moments of true joy he experienced for a love he never expressed nor let be known…

A very amusing story of a mathematician who retires in a small hamlet amongst very simple people who are far from mathematical ideas, and ones who find his scholarship to be the kind around which legends should be spun… For fans of “Cheers”, sometimes you want to go where nobody knows your name…

A listless recounting of the life of a mathematician, to no particular end.

A short work which highlights the prevailing scholastic attitude in the early nineteenth century, with apathy toward finer subjects like philosophy in favor of harder sciences.

A wideranging discussion between a landowner and a mathematicallyoriented economics scholar in the mideighteenth century France.

How mathematics saves the day in old Mexico, with love as a further reward…

First loves last a lifetime…. As seen in this story of a mathematician in the age of innocence…

How the rationality of Euclid’s geometry prevented a hallucinating brother from murder…

A very wellwritten story about a man who builds a triangular house, with a mathematical formula which leads to the revelation of an illicit affair and the participants in the affair… 
A ticklish story about an eightyear old genius made the top shot at the mathematics department of a college…

A clever idea poorly executed, utilizing a mathematical solution to Maxwell’s equations as a basis for building a timeviewer to peer into the nearfuture…

A kindof magic realism merging with a higherdimension side of pulp stories to create an amusing tale.

A transdimensional love story with a poignant backstory and an appropriate ending.

A dream sequence where Numbers come alive and argue about their individual importance, with the number 137 taking on a special oratory role…