The Void

The Void

A science fantasy short by Melanie E.

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She stood guard at the void.

Nobody ever asked her how long she had been guarding the void. This was because no one ever approached the void at all. Even if they had, she would not be able to supply an adequate answer; she had been guarding the void for as long as there had been a void to guard, standing vigilant on the cusp of its terrible pull and waiting.

She never slept. She never moved. And she never turned to look at the void. She could vaguely remember doing so once, long ago and perhaps in another lifetime. The images that would occasionally swim to the surface of her mind were the things of nightmares, terrifying not in their substance but in their lack thereof. The void was just that: empty, soulless, and cold. It was a gateway she knew not where, only that she must wait eternally, though whether she stood guard against anything entering or leaving, even she could not say.

She stood guard at the void.

The void, in turn, waited.

--End--

NOTES:
Yeah, not much here; just a little pseudoscience short that popped into my head while I happened to be seated at my keyboard. A little creepy, a little weird. But fun, no?



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