Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Now


Have you seen the dust of creation? The thunderous exhales from the mouths of nebulae; grievous machinations of molecular clouds; smattering dark matter oozing into the corners of ubiquity?   Of course you have not.  Though, I have. 

Do you know what awaits man?   Nothing.  Nothing awaits you.  In a future counted in ages and aeons which surpass your reckoning, stars will be born and will die.  Galaxies will collide.  The fabric of ever-and-all will stretch until matter becomes naught but liquored threads, stumbling hand over fist as the vacuum of space reclaims itself.  And you- man and all who are like you- with your ample guts and slovenly mouths, will be no more and no less than you are at this very moment, on this grain of sand you uphold as a hallowed Zion for a chosen race.  

You are one of trillions before you.  You will be one of trillions ahead.  Now is all that is within you, all that your outstretched arms can plunder, all the fury of your voice can command.  Should your heart fancy a thing in the stellar breath that is now, I beseech you, do take it; for now is all you have.  

* (This is an excerpt from my first foray into speculative fiction.  Which is a cool way of saying Sci-Fi.  Oh, who am I kidding.  It's utter geekness to the max.)
 
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11 comments:

  1. Now is all I have. So true. And never has this appeared to be any closer to the truth than now. And now that I know this, what do I do with my perfectly gift wrapped now?

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  2. "ample guts and slovenly mouths, will be no more and no less than you are at this very moment, on this grain of sand." Shiver. Yes.

    You do realize they have figured out that it might NOT take enough energy to power pluto to create a real warp drive, right?

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  3. ♥ That is all. Carry on, Your Geekiness. :D

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  4. I'm liking the scope of this - it really fits your moniker (you know, with the whole omniscient perspective going on) - but also just really cool phrases, particularly those descriptions in the first paragraph. Nicely done!

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  5. Your phrasing in this is incredible. I had to look to find the 'ample' reference. Well done!

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  6. Would love to know who or what the narrator is; his or her view comes across so strongly that mankind is almost beside the point. Nicely done.

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  7. Bleak and celebratory simultaneously. Nice.

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  8. Very dismal, but in a good way! "All we are is dust in the wind" hehe.

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  9. I lobe sci fi and of course I love your writing. You did great with the word. I hope you explore more of this later on.

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  10. Well you certainly put me in my place!
    You created an infinite universe then tore it apart, all between 33 and 333 words! A job well done!

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  11. Science fiction is typically somewhat disconnected from emotion which really enhanced the strong emotion, the angry disdain. The phrase, the stellar breath that is now, really stuck with me.
    Thanks for sharing and we hope to see you back soon.

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