Museum - A 100 Word Story
January 25, 2012 flash fictionYup, it's flash fiction time again!
As always, this is based around Laurence Simon's weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It's a great exercise for writers - writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a "small" task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer's block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate! Heck, Chris the Nuclear Kid does when he remembers to (and I can drag him away from video games)!
The player below should have the audio for this week; if it doesn't, you can find the audio here to download. You can also read and hear the rest of the entries at the 100 Word Stories podcast site!
The star's fusion reaction sputtered. "Any moment," Jon said.
Sandra untwined her hand from Jon's and looked at the image of the dying star, at the horrible, empty black that lay in all directions. "It looks... sad."
Jon glanced toward Sandra. "Status?"
"Wormhole generator steady, particle wave containment field ready."
Jon smiled. "The last star of this universe, its final rays preserved forever."
"It deserves better," Sandra said. She watched the slow dwindling death of the star. Of the universe their ancestors came from.
The Light Museum's collection ship ripped through the universe's wall, leaving it cold, dark, and silent.