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It's been about 25 years since I read a story in an anthology. The only details I remember from it are that a guy is told that if, while walking down a road (or something similar), he mentally forces himself to think of dimensions opposite of what they are (down is up, left is right, etc.), he will be able to move into another dimension. He succeeds, but that's all I remember of the story.

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This sounds to me like a Roger Zelazny story, but I'm not quite sure from your description. It could be one of the short stories he wrote in the Amber universe, but it actually makes me think of "Roadmarks", which would be a short book rather than a short story. Hope that helps.

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just looked at the summary...doesn't ring a bell. thanks, though –  Larry G. Wapnitsky Sep 15 '11 at 14:45
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Roadmarks has walking down a road, but no “down is up” business that I can remember. Amber has interdimensional travel, but no “up is right” either. –  Gilles Sep 15 '11 at 20:07

Sounds a bit like Elsewhen from Robert Heinlein, but there are probably too many differences for it to be the one you're looking for.

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I'm a big Heinlein fan, and when I started reading that story a few years ago I thought it was it. Unfortunately not. –  Larry G. Wapnitsky Oct 13 '11 at 13:50

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