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September 15, 2009

Note: “Night” is a drabble, a story of exactly 100 words.

by Stan Moor

At the end of time, the night sky dies. The stars run down like wind up toys. Some end in fire, others shudder shut. Their twinkles fade away, and the black of space darkens further. The constellations vanish. Asteroids and moons disappear from the heavens, and comets lose their tails. Galaxies turn to ash.

On Earth, the occasional shooting star streaks the barren sky. The frozen planet rests, calm, quiet, and dark. Day has departed with the last setting of the sun, and now night reigns supreme, though no longer bejeweled by the moon.

Then, someone turns on a light.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Wordcloth permalink*
    September 18, 2009 3:49 pm

    @ Old Man D.

    Thanks! It’s my favorite, too.


    Yeah, my class did kind of inspire it. As for ejected urine… well, let’s just say it didn’t go with the story’s flow :)

  2. Justin permalink
    September 17, 2009 7:15 pm

    that was pretty neat. who decided to turn on the light? i totally didn’t expect to have the light turned back on. you caught me by surprise! did your class inspire this piece? and by the way, you forgot to mention ejected urine blazing though the atmosphere! ;)

  3. Old Man D. permalink
    September 16, 2009 10:41 am

    Okay, that’s my favorite drabble. Poetically descriptive, with a bit of a twist. Fun to read aloud in my head.

    Well done, Stan!!

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