Billions - A Flash Fiction
You are not one.
Subprocesses in your brain filter, process, and react before your conscious mind even perceives a thing.
The billions of germs in your body mass more than "you". Everything from the bit of bacteria digesting your lunch to the rabies virus walking its way up the nerves to your brain.
Each, in turn, is made of molecules. Each molecule is a loose cloud of atoms. Each atom a cloud of potential and energy, more empty space.
You are mostly germs. They are mostly empty space.
No wonder you are lonely.
You are not one. You are nothing.
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